U.S.-Australia Dialogue on Economic Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Strengthening the United States’ relationship with its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region has increasingly become a priority in managing its intensifying competition with China. In particular, Australia has become a key component of the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy. The United States and Australia are vital allies and partners, with an historic friendship that dates back over a century based on shared democratic values and a strong economic and security relationship. Complex factors such as supply chain disruptions, advancements in next generation technologies, climate change, and other geopolitical dynamics have created a context conducive to greater U.S.-Australian economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. There currently exists an opportunity for policymakers and experts from both the United States and Australia to help shape the trajectory of regional economic engagement and enhance U.S.-Australian cooperation.