Australia-Indonesia-US Trilateral Dialogue
(Jakarta, May 2018) Earlier this May, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) hosted a Track 1.5 Australia-Indonesia-United States strategic trilateral dialogue in Washington, D.C., the United States.
The partner institutions were the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).
CSIS is a bipartisan, non-profit American think-tank based in Washington D.C. CSIS is one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional study; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and trade to global development and economic integration.
ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think-tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defense leaders. ASPI is one of the most authoritative and widely quoted contributors to public discussion of strategic policy issues in Australia.
The two-day event began with opening statements by the representative of the three institutions: Peter Jennings (Executive Director of ASPI), Dr. Dino Patti Djalal (Founder of FPCI), and Dr. Mike Green (Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair of CSIS).
The dialogue was conducted from May 3rd – 4th 2018 at the CSIS Headquarters in Washington D.C., the United States.
The aim of this trilateral dialogue is to enhance the cooperation between these three countries in dealing with major threats and challenges and also in responding to shifts in regional balance.
There are several sessions in this trilateral dialogue:
- Regional Diplomacy and Security
- Bilateral and Trilateral Defense Cooperation
- Counter-Terrorism and Security Risks
- Energy and Infrastructure
- Australia – Indonesia – United States: Growing the Trade and Investment Relationship
This was followed by a concluding session, “Moving The Trilateral Relationship Forward” which was moderated by Peter Jennings, Executive Director of ASPI.