Pacific Partners Initiative
A hub for United States policy focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Countries.
The Pacific Partners Initiative is the first Washington-based policy & think tank forum dedicated to providing a sustained high-level focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island countries. The Initiative encompasses dedicated programs, research-based studies and publications, active online outreach, and a trilateral “track 2” dialogue driven by CSIS and leading think tanks in Australia and New Zealand.
The Pacific Partners Initiative was launched in July 2011 and reflects CSIS’ focus on the strategic importance of Asia to the United States. President Obama’s strategic pivot to Asia and his November 2011 announcement of his plans rotate U.S. forces through Darwin, Australia, reflect the increasing importance of the Pacific region. The Initiative is the first Washington-based resource of this nature, and is a valuable tool in both examining and strengthening the growing relationships between the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island countries. For more information, please view the "CSIS Creates New Policy Platform Dedicated to New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands: The Pacific Partners Initiative" press release.
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This is the monthly newsletter of the Pacific Partners Initiative, highlighting recent news, upcoming events, and insightful expert analysis regarding Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
This is a major review of the U.S.-New Zealand bilateral relationship that made recommendations to elevate the relationship from its strong foundation.
A series of high level conferences that bring U.S. and Asia Pacific leaders together to discuss their bilateral relationships, one country at a time.
The U.S.-Australia Speaker Series seeks to spotlight the enduring ties and common interests between the United States and Australia.
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Discussing affairs of the region with Southeast Asia's Leaders
Real-time conversations between fellows from CSIS and Australia's Lowy Institute for International Policy on the foreign policy topics that matter to Washington and Canberra.
There has never been as great a need for a serious and sustained policy discussion on Asia in Washington. Join that discussion on our blog.
- AudioAudio: U.S.-Australia Speaker Series with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy CutlerFeb 26, 2015
- VideoVideo: U.S.-Australia Speaker Series with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy CutlerFeb 26, 2015
In the News
CNBCBy Vaishali GaubaMay 21, 2015
Financial ReviewBy John KehoeMay 18, 2015