America's Role in Asia examines critical bilateral and transnational issues in US-Asia relations through a series of candid, high-level workshops in Asia and the US. These discussions culminate in a published volume, America's Role in Asia: Asian and American Views, written by the participants. The goal is to provide policymakers with concrete recommendations on how to address challenges and opportunities in Asia from stability on the Korean peninsula, conflict in Afghanistan, and the global war on terror; to energy security, environmental degradation and Asia's political and economic architecture, trade, and investment.
This report captures the discussions of the Asian and American working groups convened during the first half of 2008.
The Asian task force involved three groups of senior policy specialists led by Ambassador Han Sung-Joo, Chairman of the Asan Institute in Seoul, and former Foreign Minister of South Korea; Ambassador Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies and Ambassador-At-Large, Singapore; and Dr C Raja Mohan, Professor at Nanyang Technological University, and author of Impossible Allies: Nuclear India, the United States, and Global Order. The American task force was chaired by two of America's most-distinguished former diplomats, Ambassador Michael Armacost, Shorenstein Senior Fellow at the Asia Pacific Center at Stanford University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Asia Foundation, former Undersecretary of State, and former US Ambassador to Japan and the Philippines; and Ambassador J Stapleton Roy, Vice Chairman of Kissinger International Associates, former US Assistant Secretary of State, former US Ambassador to Indonesia, China and Singapore.
More information about the Report can be found here
Panelists at the Singapore launch include Ambassador J Stapleton Roy, Professor Tommy Koh and Dr C Raja Mohan.