U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue
December 14, 2009
Recognizing the strategic potential for expanding cooperation on regional and global challenges and the shared values among the United States, Japan and India, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) initiated the U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue in June 2006.
Cochaired by Yoshiyuki Kasai, chairman of the Central Japan Railway Company, former CII chief mentor Tarun Das, CSIS president John Hamre, and former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, and directed by Michael Green of CSIS, the Strategic Dialogue convened for the sixth time in Tokyo from December 4 to December 6, 2009. As before, all the sessions and other events were held on an off-the-record basis to help stimulate debate.
This was the first U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue held since the inauguration of the administration of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, and just weeks before his first official visit to India. Topics discussed included: the economic situation; the U.S.-Japan alliance; international security challenges; regional architecture; and climate change/energy.