The CSIS Australia Chair regularly publishes commentary, analysis, and policy perspectives on issues of importance to the U.S.-Australia Alliance.


Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

U.S. Leadership in the Pacific Is at Risk

Funding for COFA states provides Washington with a concrete opportunity for an easy win in the competition with China—but also a test for U.S. global leadership that it cannot fail. 

Commentary by Charles Edel and Kathryn Paik — March 5, 2024