The United States’ Enhanced & Enduring Commitment to the Pacific Islands Region from East-West Center

Key officials engaged in United States relations with Pacific Islands countries discussed expanding presence and engagement in the region from development, military and congressional policy perspectives. They explained how these moves position the United States to deepen strategic partnership with Pacific Island nations in support of a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific. Opening comments followed by moderated discussion covered the development trajectories of Pacific Island countries, COVID-19’s impacts on the region, and US-China dynamics.