The US 'rebalance' to Asia

In this lecture, leading Asia, China and international relations expert Bonnie Glaser examines the US 'rebalance' to Asia and its implications for regional security.

Glaser delivers a comprehensive look at the diplomatic, economic, and military policy that seeks to advance American interests and reassure US partners and allies of the US commitment to sustaining peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region. She also argues that promoting good US relations with China as well as between China and the rest of the region are key pillars of the "rebalance" policy.

Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Freeman Chair in China Studies, where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the US government on East Asia.

Her writings have been published in the Washington Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, International Security, Problems of Communism, Contemporary Southeast Asia, American Foreign Policy Interests, Far Eastern Economic Review, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, New York Times, and International Herald Tribune, as well as various edited volumes on Asian security. Ms Glaser is a regular contributor to the Pacific Forum quarterly Web journal Comparative Connections. She is currently a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and she served as a member of the Defense Department's Defense Policy Board China Panel in 1997.

This lecture was co-hosted by the Embassy of the United States, Canberra; the US Studies Centre; and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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