Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress met with a visiting delegation from the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for an exchange of views on U.S.’ Indo-Pacific strategy. CSIS was represented by China/Southeast Asia experts Bonnie Glaser, Derek Mitchell, and Scott Kennedy. The participants explored topics such as different interpretations of “Indo-Pacific”, US commitment to the region, and possible impact on the Philippines and the neighborhood.

Also joining the group was Alan Hao Yang of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of the National Chengchi University, Taiwan, who gave a presentation on Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy Strategy. APPFI Fellow and UP political science professor Herman Kraft also spoke on Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, having just returned from a research fellowship at the National Sun Yat Sen University in Kaohsiung.

The discussions were held on July 12, 2018 at the Microtel, UP-Ayala Technohub.