A Rebalanced transatlantic policy toward the asia-pacific region
Heather A. Conley, James Mina, and Phuong Nguyen
The United States and the European Union share similar interests and objectives in the Asia Pacific. Yet despite these shared goals, both powers have pursued independent – and at times competitive – policies in the region, which have on occasion hindered the realization of mutual strategic interests. As the United States and European Union deepen their engagement with the region and with key decisions looming on the horizon (notably regarding granting China market economy status and the Arbitral Tribunal’s ruling on territorial claims in the South China Sea), how can the transatlantic relationship be used more effectively to accelerate the region’s economic development, ensure the application of robust economic standards, strengthen the region’s institutional architecture, and uphold international legal principles?