A CONVERSATION WITH DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY DAWSON ON INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY - As the post-Cold War order comes to a close, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently introduced the concept of “diplomatic variable geometry” to capture the US approach to the new era. He argues that we should be intentional when assembling diverse coalitions of countries, local governments, nonprofits, private sector, and academia to adequately address each foreign policy issue at hand.
During this event, Deputy Assistant Secretary Dawson will build upon this concept to discuss how minilateral engagements with Indo-Pacific partners can complement the existing regional security architecture. The conversation will focus on the purpose of building new and flexible partnerships through the Quad, AUKUS, Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP), US-Republic of Korea-Japan, US-Japan-Philippines, and US-EU arrangements central to the Indo-Pacific Strategy. She will also consider questions such as, “How will the United States factor the perspectives of allies and partners into this approach, and what lines of effort is the United States pursuing within that structure?”
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 10/27/23