The Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre, in collaboration with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), launched the America's Role in the Indo-Pacific in the Vanda Ballroom of the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore. The full report can be downloaded here.
- The America's Role in the Indo-Pacific includes the collaboration of the Asian Research Network, a collective of some of Asia's leading think-tanks. The America's Role in the Indo-Pacific was launched with welcoming and closing remarks from RSIS Dean Dr Joseph Liow Chinyong, Professor L. Gordon Flake (Perth USAsia Centre), Professor Simon Jackman (United States Studies Centre), Professor Stephen Smith (Perth USAsia Centre), Dr Dino Patti Djalal (Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia), Dhruva Jaishankar (Brookings India), Dr Ang Cheng Guan (RSIS) and Chungku Kang (The Asan Institute for Policy Studies).
- This project captures public opinion perceptions in six countries within the Indo-Pacific. The America's Role in the Indo-Pacific report was a multi-country survey that was conducted in six countries - namely Australia, Indonesia, China, South Korea, Japan and the newly added India.
- Following the election of US President Trump in November 2016, the multi-country survey has captured evolving public opinion perceptions within the Indo-Pacific. Professor Simon Jackman highlighted the general trends of the report including the public perception of diminishing American influence in the Indo-Pacific and the desire from all countries for increased free trade from both the U.S. and China followed by each country author discussing the key trends in their countries.
Reginald Ramos is a Research and Program Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre