The Indo-Pacific contains over half of the world’s population and is responsible for nearly forty percent of global economic output. For more than 75 years, Washington has maintained its steadfast commitment to ensuring the region remains free, open and prosperous through sustained political, economic, and security engagement with allies and partners.

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The Pacific Century

The 21st century may be the Pacific Century, and China appears poised to become America’s greatest rival for global power and influence. Host Michael Auslin and his guests broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.




Indonesia, Emerging Technology, and a Free and Open Indo-Pacific | September 2021
Roundtable discussion with General Andika Perkassa, Commanding General of the Indonesian Army, on Indonesia’s challenges in the Indo-Pacific and the emerging technologies that can help strengthen its capabilities to defend its sovereignty and maintain a free and open region and hosted by Joe Felter.

Japan in the Indo-Pacific | August 2021
Workshop featuring Japan’s Senior Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shigeo Yamada and General Jim Mattis in discussion on Indo-Pacific security issues, the US-Japan alliance, and Quad cooperation and hosted by Michael Auslin and Joe Felter.

Great Power Competition in Latin American July 2021
Admiral Craig Fowler Commander US Southern Command discussed China’s competitive activities in Latin America – the eastern end of the Indo Pacific- with General Jim Mattis and hosted by Joe Felter.

Australia in the Indo-Pacific | March 2021
Workshop featuring Australia’s Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty, Secretary Condoleezza Rice and General Jim Mattis in discussion on the Australia-US alliance and its role in defending and re-shaping an interests-based international order in the Indo-Pacific hosted by Joe Felter.

India February 2021
Workshop featuring Lt. General Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, National Security Council Secretariat of India, Secretary Condoleezza Rice and USISPF Chairman John Chambers in discussion on the challenges and opportunities for US-India technology cooperation in the areas of Cyber Security and 5G. Co-hosted with US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and moderated by Joe Felter and Mr. Vikram J. Singh.

Australia | December 2020
Workshop with Australia’s First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy (DIP), Dr. Peter Sawczak, and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, DIP, Mr. Andrew Hodgkinson and the US’ Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Honorable James “Hondo” Geurts, and Brigadier General Steve “Bucky” Butow of the Defense Innovation Unit in a discussion on US-Australia defense innovation hosted by Joe Felter.


The Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue will partner with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to convene a senior “Quad Track 1.5 security dialogue” at the historic Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, CA in early December 2021.


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