On June 1, 2014 the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), in partnership with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), convened a high-level roundtable on ‘The West’s strategic role in the Asia Pacific’, following the conclusion of the 2014 Shangri La Dialogue (SLD) in Singapore.
The session brought together a select subgroup of 60 delegates from Europe, Asia, and the United States with an aim to deepen the transatlantic – and particularly European - dimension of the debate on security issues in the Asia-Pacific. Delegates engaged in off-the-record, free flowing discussions on two key issue areas: territorial disputes in Asia and Europe, and changing geoeconomics, changing security imperatives. The discussions also explored some of the common strategic concerns of the Atlantic and Asia-Pacific policy communities.
Participants included representatives from several Asian countries (including China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Singapore) along with counterparts from Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
Read about the GMF-IISS roundtable after the conclusion of the 2015 Shangri La Dialogue.