Strengthening Atlantic-Pacific Partnerships

A discussion with:

Robert Gallucci
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy
Georgetown University

François Godement
Director, Asia Programme
European Council on Foreign Relations

Hajime Izumi
Professor of International Relations
Tokyo International University

Ellen Laipson
Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus
Stimson Center

Moderated by:
Barry Pavel
Senior Vice President
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council on Thursday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a discussion on how to bridge the gap and strengthen security cooperation between the Atlantic and Pacific nations on key issues and challenges. From North Korea’s destabilizing behavior to instability in the Middle East to increasing assertiveness of Russia in Europe and China in the East and South China Sea, it is crucial that Atlantic-Pacific partners come together and find a common approach and concrete ways to tackle these security challenges that could potentially induce dire ramifications globally.

An important requirement for sustaining and updating the open, rules-based order is cooperation among like-minded democracies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For a variety of historical, cultural, and political reasons, there has been a tendency to consider Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific issues separately. Though the United States has alliances in both the Atlantic and the Pacific, they have tended to operate on separate policy tracks. In an increasingly globalized world, the result is a gap in consultation and coordination on important issues of mutual concern among Atlantic and Pacific actors.

To bridge the gap, the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security has invited US, Japanese, and European scholars and experts to discuss the prospective global issues of mutual concern and to develop ways and means to encourage and better institutionalize cooperation among Atlantic-Pacific actors.


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