U.S.-Japan-Australia Strategic Dialogue
April 8, 2009
To examine the leadership roles the United States, Japan and Australia can assume in defining the future contours of an open, inclusive and peaceful Asia-Pacific region, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with the support of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), organized a trilateral strategic dialogue in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cochaired by Michael Green of CSIS and Georgetown University, Kazuya Sakamoto of Osaka University, and Andrew Shearer of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, this track-two discussion sought to identify common approaches to regional and global challenges based on the shared values and interests of the three countries. The participants focused on the global economic crisis, international security challenges, and institutional architecture in Asia. The following synopsis reflects core themes identified by CSIS and does not necessarily represent the views of all participants or their respective institutions.