The United States and Southeast Asia
December 8, 2008
The Southeast Asia Initiative of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a conference on September 24-26, 2008, entitled "The United States and Southeast Asia: Toward a Strategy for Enhanced Engagement." The conference included presentations over three days from a diverse group of prominent figures from seven Southeast Asian countries, as well as senior U.S. government officials, diplomats, and nongovernment specialists in Southeast Asian affairs. With approximately 150 people in attendance, it was Washington’s most significant event on Southeast Asian affairs and U.S.-Southeast Asian relations in many years. This report reviews the addresses and panel discussions that took place over the course of the conference.