Assessing the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue
NBR Special Report no. 16

Assessing the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue

by Rory Medcalf, William Tow, Sheldon W. Simon, Akihiko Tanaka, Michael Auslin, and Zhu Feng
December 1, 2008

Recent efforts to introduce “minilateral” cooperation by expanding trilateral security cooperation between Australia, Japan, and the United States—an initiative known as the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue (TSD)—are particularly noteworthy and warrant special attention. The articles in this report provide findings and policy recommendations regarding the TSD’s future.