Engaging Asia 2013 – April 17, 2013
NBR hosted “Engaging Asia 2013: How Will the 113th Congress Address the Rebalance toward Asia?” which provided high-level expert insight and discussion on congressional priorities that will shape the U.S. strategy in the region. This half-day conference featured remarks by Congressman Rick Larsen and Indonesia’s Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal. The conference also launched a new report assessing key issues confronting the 113th Congress in the Asia-Pacific. Learn more.
Asia has long been critically important to U.S. strategic and economic interests. A rising India and China, Asia’s growing weight in the global economy, and persisting challenges to regional stability and security only enhance the Asia-Pacific importance.
The Obama administration has recognized the region’s global role and has declared an intent to strategically refocus toward the Asia-Pacific, elevating a series of critical decisions for Congress on U.S. trade policy, economic, and defense, among other issues.
Given the growing importance of Asia to U.S. objectives overseas, it is vitally important for policymakers to understand the transformations underway in Asia and the implications for American strategic, economic, and diplomatic interests.
To better inform these important debates, the Engaging Asia initiative convenes government and academic experts from the United States and Asia to provide analysis and policy recommendations for future U.S. engagement with the region.