Weighing the Rebalance Series

Weighing the Rebalance is a Wilson Center initiative that will bring a series of experts to Washington to analyze the Chinese and American roles in the Asia-Pacific from the viewpoints of countries whose futures will be shaped by Sino-U.S. competition and cooperation in the region. Country-focused presentations will be supplemented by programs on trade issues, military affairs, energy and the environment, and soft power. We hope you will join us over the next two years for these discussions and debates. At the close of the public series, the Kissinger Institute and the Asia Program will host a conference on Weighing the Rebalance, which will result in publications and briefings for policymakers in Washington and Beijing. We hope you will join us and offer your own views on these vital issues.


Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the keynote address to kick off the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. Carter spoke of strengthening relations between Asia-Pacific nations and countered provocative land reclamation efforts by China.Also known as the Asia Security Summit, the dialogue aims to build confidence and fostering practical security cooperation among Asian nations. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Cautious and Conflicted: Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia

Aug 13, 2015
Singapore and Malaysia, like their Southeast Asian neighbors, must balance their relations with China and the United States with increasing care. Please join us for a timely discussion with Dr. Pek Koon Heng of American University and Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow of the Brookings Institution and Nanyang Technology University, moderated by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy.

The Philippines, Vietnam, and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

Mar 01, 2015
As Beijing continues to trumpet its “New Type of Great Power Relationship” with the United States, and the United States attempts to buttress its “Rebalance to Asia”, Asia-Pacific nations keep a close eye on relations between the two giants. Watch the webcast or read the policy brief here.

Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

Nov 26, 2013
When the Cold War ended, China and Japan faced each other as powers of nearly equal strength for the first time in their long history. Join author Michael Yahuda as he discusses his latest book, along with Japan Scholar Yoshihide Soeya in the latest event in our "Weighing the Rebalance" lecture series.

Taking China Seriously: Replacing the Pivot With a Policy That Works

Oct 18, 2013
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.

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