A Progressive Asia Policy

US Alliances, the Rise of China, and a Changing Asia

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The rise of China has raised fundamental questions about U.S. policy toward Asia: What are the roles of U.S. alliances? What should America prioritize with its allies in the region? How can alliances deter China without increasing tensions and the chance of conflict?

As American policymakers debate these issues, progressives are wrestling with additional questions: How can America work with allies to support human rights in China and elsewhere? What does a progressive policy toward North Korea look like? How can progressives balance interests in reduced military spending with the need for robust alliances and military presence in Asia? What other issues should a progressive policy toward U.S. allies in Asia focus on?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts on how the United States and its allies can work together to contend with China’s rise and what progressive U.S. foreign policy in the region should prioritize in the coming years.

To read CAP’s work on these topics, click on the links below:

Limit, Leverage and Compete: A New Strategy on China” by Melanie Hart and Kelly Magsamen

How to Support Human Rights and Democracy in Asia” by Michael Fuchs

The Time is Right for a Deal With North Korea” by Michael Fuchs and Abigail Bard

Panelists:
Bhavan Jaipragas, Senior Asia Correspondent, South China Morning Post
Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Wilson Center
Jung H. Pak, Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Brookings Institution
Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow on East Asia, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Lindsey Ford, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

Moderator:
Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress