FPCI Public Discussion on U.S. National Security Strategy 29th January 2018
United States’ President Donald Trump recently released the first National Security Strategy (NSS) of his administration. The document is published periodically by the executive branch to be submitted by Congress, outlining major national security concerns of the United States and how the administration manage to deal with them.
The 2017 NSS is the first manifestation of President Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy into national strategic goals. The document is worthy of note that it specifically identifies China and Russia as strategic competitors. Further, the NSS provides evidence that the administration considers the Indo-Pacific region as the most strategically important geographical area.
FPCI had held a public discussion on Monday, 29 January 2018 with three panelists; Dr. Siswo Pramono, Ambassador Soemadi Brotodiningrat, Philips J. Vermonte. The panelists had stated their insights and comments on the document and provided a precious understanding for Indonesia to consider the White House thinking about the challenges posed by the current global landscape. For further details on their talking points during the session, you can access it here.