Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.)
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Report Presentation by:
Mr. Olin L. Wethington
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Project on Shaping the Asia-Pacific Future
Mr. Robert A. Manning
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
The Hon. Paula J. Dobriansky
JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Harvard University
The report makes the case that the goal of American economic policy in the Asia-Pacific region should remain an open, inclusive, market-oriented and rules-based order.The United States should not back away, despite challenges and rising powers. The report concludes that this objective can be achieved only if the US exerts a more pro-active leadership in Asia that goes beyond present levels of commitment. It outlines a set of recommendations for US policy that it hopes will stimulate further thinking.
This Atlantic Council report launch is part of the Project on Shaping the Asia-Pacific Future, which seeks to formulate practical policy recommendations related to some of the most pressing requirements for long-term security and prosperity in the region.