When Elephants Fight: Is the U.S. Pivot Good for Asia?
Through new partnerships such as the Quad, new defense arrangements such as AUKUS and strengthened military ties to Japan, India and others, the U.S. is finally adding substance to its long-discussed pivot to Asia. Washington says its actions are intended to preserve freedom and prosperity in the region; China says they are driving the world toward a cold and possibly even hot war. How can Asian nations shape the new U.S. strategy to produce what they want above all else: stability? Nisid Hajari, Editorial Board, Bloomberg LP moderates a panel with The Hon. Kevin Rudd AC, 26th Prime Minister of Australia; President and CEO, Asia Society; President, Asia Society Policy Institute, Bilahari Kausikan, Former Permanent Secretary of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and Merit Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.