Admission to this event is strictly by invitation only. Any unauthorised invitation will not be permitted.
Over the next decade, the most interesting Asian pivot will have far less to do with ties
between the United States and its Asian partners, but with deeper integration between
countries on both sides of the Eurasian continent. While both Asia and the Middle East
have traditionally looked to the United States as their most significant economic and
security partner, this dynamic is changing. As Asia’s rising powers continue to expand their
global reach, a new East-West nexus is emerging—between Asia and the Middle East.
This one-day dialogue will explore major geopolitical trends that are reshaping the
strategic landscape of relations across East and West Asia, as well as emerging security
challenges facing countries across the two regions.
The conference will open with a discussion on the “New Geopolitics of Asia-Middle East
Relations,” which will focus on the forces transforming the strategic dynamics between
the two regions. A lunch session will feature a conversation with senior policymakers
from Singapore. And a final session on “Emerging Security Challenges and
Developments” will address shared transnational challenges including proliferation,
violent extremism, and the impact of emerging technologies.
The objective of this dialogue is to identify underlying drivers of changing ties between
the regions, explore expert and official perceptions about the strategic implications of
these trends, and facilitate candid conversation about potential policy responses to deal
with shared challenges.