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Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence and Partnerships

January 20, 2016 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST

An Independent Review of U.S. Defense Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

The Center for Strategic and International Studies was tasked by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 with conducting an independent assessment of the Asia-Pacific rebalance first announced by President Obama in 2011. Four years into the rebalance the the Department of Defense should receive high marks for sustained attention to the Asia-Pacific, but challenges in the region are increasing. The United States will need to continue and in some cases accelerate investments in regional relationships, posture, operational concepts, and capabilities if it is to achieve the strategic goals of the rebalance.  

Please join us as we present the findings of this important report and host a discussion of the importance of this vital region to U.S. national security in particular and global peace and prosperity more broadly. 
Featuring Introductory Remarks By:
Dr. John J. Hamre 
President and CEO, CSIS
A Panel Discussion With:
Mark F. Cancian
Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS
Dr. Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair; and
Director, International Security Program, CSIS
Andrew Shearer 
Former Australian National Security Adviser and
Visiting Fellow, CSIS
And A Presentation of Report Findings By:
Zack Cooper
Fellow, Japan Chair, CSIS
John Schaus 
Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS


John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Kathleen H. Hicks

Kathleen H. Hicks

Former Senior Advisor
John Schaus
Senior Fellow, International Security Program