A progressive Asia policy: US Alliances, the rise of China, and a changing Asia

March 12, 2020
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

The Center for American Progress hosted a conversation with leading experts, including Quincy Institute senior research fellow Jessica Lee, on how the United States and its allies can work together to contend with China’s rise and what progressive U.S. foreign policy in the region should prioritize in the coming years.


The rise of China has raised fundamental questions about U.S. policy toward Asia: What are the roles of U.S. alliances? What should America prioritize with its allies in the region? How can alliances deter China without increasing tensions and the chance of conflict?


As American policymakers debate these issues, progressives are wrestling with additional questions: How can America work with allies to support human rights in China and elsewhere? What does a progressive policy toward North Korea look like? How can progressives balance interests in reduced military spending with the need for robust alliances and military presence in Asia? What other issues should a progressive policy toward U.S. allies in Asia focus on?




Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow on East Asia, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Bhavan Jaipragas, Senior Asia Correspondent, South China Morning Post
Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Wilson Center
Jung H. Pak, Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Brookings Institution
Lindsey Ford, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution


Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress