This conference explored the increasing role of Asia in the global, political and economic arena and its implications for the transatlantic partnership. It aimed to further the thinking of policy makers on what can or should be the transatlantic partners’ common agenda towards Asia, strengthening US-European cooperation in the process. It sought to develop specific policy recommendations for future government action.

This event was part of an effort to produce a book on this topic, to be published by the Center for Transatlantic Relations. The speakers are the authors of the book chapters. Each speaker presented material based on his/her draft chapter. The discussion following each presentation helped to refine the final book chapters. The final book including its findings will be released in Washington, DC and in The Hague in 2014.

This event brings together selected senior US and European policy makers, including officials engaged in Pacific and Transatlantic affairs, experts and opinion leaders. The conference will be held under Chatham House Rules.

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