Engaging Asia 2017:
The Role of Congress in Managing U.S. Alliances
On March 29, NBR hosted Engaging Asia 2017, a public discussion on Capitol Hill on how the 115th Congress should approach U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt delivered opening remarks. Plenary speakers included Congressman Rick Larsen, Congresswoman Ann Wagner, and Congressman Ted Yoho. A panel discussion featured Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Remus Chen (TECRO), Meredith Miller (Albright Stonebridge Group), and Roy Kamphausen (NBR).
Watch the event video on NBR's Facebook page.
Asia continues to be critically important to U.S. strategic and economic interests. A rising India and China, Asia’s growing weight in the global economy, and persisting challenges to regional stability and security only enhance the Asia-Pacific importance.
The Trump administration has recognized the key role the Asia-Pacific will play in the coming years, and the recent change in administrations presents Congress with a series of critical decisions for on U.S. trade policy, economic affairs, and defense, among other issues.
Given the growing importance of Asia to U.S. objectives overseas, it is vitally important for policymakers to understand the transformations underway in Asia and the implications for American strategic, economic, and diplomatic interests.
To better inform these important debates, the Engaging Asia initiative convenes government and academic experts from the United States and Asia to provide analysis and policy recommendations for future U.S. engagement with the region.