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The future of US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific
A conversation with former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy

America’s strategic position in the Indo-Pacific is under unprecedented strain. Facing an increasingly strong and assertive China and the erosion of its own military-technological edge, the United States can no longer be sure of its ability to maintain deterrence and unilaterally uphold a regional balance of power.

Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to address this reality in the context of growing geopolitical and economic disruption wrought by COVID-19. This will require hard choices about the overall size and structure of the US military, its global operations and force posture, the nature of its engagement with allies and partners, and the way it should counter Chinese grey zone coercion and strengthen deterrence.

How might a Biden administration address these challenges? Where will US defence priorities and trade-offs evolve? And what could this mean for the US-Australia alliance and America’s other allies and partners in the region?

We are honoured to host Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (February 2009 to February 2012) in the Obama Administration, to share her views on these important issues.

This in-conversation webinar will be moderated by Ashley Townshend, Director of Foreign Policy and Defence at the United States Studies Centre, and will provide a unique opportunity to hear from one of America’s leading defence policy thinkers.

WASHINGTON DC | Thursday, 15 October | 7:00-8:00pm EDT
PERTH | Friday, 16 October | 7:00-8:00am AWST
SYDNEY | Friday, 16 October | 10:00-11:00am AEDT

Oct 16, 2020 10:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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