Transatlantic Interests in the Asia Pacific in 2025
Please join the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, in partnership with the Government of Sweden, for a day long high-level experts roundtable addressing transatlantic interests vis-à-vis the rise of Asia. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th St., NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005).
The rise of the global middle class, and the significant economic and political progress of China, Japan, South Korea, and neighboring countries mark the continuing advancement of Asian nations from "developing" to "developed." In addition, the United States strategic "pivot to Asia" and negotiations for historic trade agreements – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership – are well underway. All of these factors are certain to cause tectonic shifts in the transatlantic partnership and shape European attitudes towards both the United States and a rising Asia. Throughout the day, in this roundtable, we will discuss the aforementioned issues and how emerging security and economic issues will shape the future for the United States' and Europe's relationship with Asia out to 2025.
This event is part of the Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future project, a larger effort with the Government of Sweden, that convenes experts from government, business, academia, and the science and technology community to address how global trends will impact the transatlantic relationship in decades to come.