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D-10 Strategy Forum

The D-10 Strategy Forum is a Track 1.5 framework aimed at bolstering unity and coordination among leading democracies to address global challenges and advance a rules-based democratic order. The Forum brings together senior policy planning / strategy officials and experts from ten leading democratic states—transatlantic and transpacific—that have been at the forefront of building and maintaining a rules-based order.

Participants in the D-10—Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus the European Union—have demonstrated a commitment to a shared set of values and interests, and possess the requisite diplomatic, economic, and military resources to act on a global scale.

These private, off-the-record meetings have been focused on developing new strategies to revitalize, adapt, and defend a rules-based democratic order, while seeking to broaden support among other influential states.

D-10 Meetings

D-10 Strategy Forum meetings are hosted by the foreign ministries of participating D-10 states. Previous meetings have taken place in:

Japan flag  Berlin, May 2019

Korea flag  Seoul, September 2018

British flag  London, May 2017

Japan flag  Tokyo, September 2016

EU flag  Brussels, January 2016

italy flag  Rome, June 2015

canada flag  Ottawa, July 2014


  1. Declaration of Principles for Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace
  2. Strategy of “Constrainment”:  Countering Russia’s Challenge to the Democratic Order (Note: The views expressed in the strategy papers reflect those solely of the co-authors, and are not intended to imply endorsement or approval by any other participants in the D-10 Strategy Forum.)


For more information about the D-10 Strategy Forum, please contact: Ash Jain, Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and Co-Director, D-10 Strategy Forum
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