August 12, 2020

U.S Foreign Policy in Asia: The Road Ahead.

  • David Ignatius Associate Editor, Washington Post and Author of the Paladin (2020)

    David Ignatius
    Associate Editor, Washington Post and Author of the Paladin (2020)

  • Shiv Shankar Menon Former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary, Government of India

    Shiv Shankar Menon
    Former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary, Government of India

To assess the role the US can play in different regions of Asia and how domestic issues, including the outcome of the US elections and challenge from China, could impact the future of its Asia policies.

Context

The Synergia Foundation is organizing a virtual forum to deep dive into the road ahead for US Foreign policy in Asia, post 2021. International award winning author and journalist, David Ignatius will be in conversation with India’s Former National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon. David Ignatius has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for twenty years and is the author of 11 spy novels including ‘Body of Lies’ adapted into a movie by Ridley Scott.

Key Questions:

  • Is countering the Chinese challenge the fundamental driver of US foreign policy?
  • What is the foreseeable future for US policy and involvement in the Middle East?
  • What impact will the US election results have on its Asia policy?
  • How will changing global power equations affect US-India ties and its influence in the Indian Ocean Region? 

Moderator: T M Veeraraghav , Consulting Editor , Synergia Foundation

Wednesday , 12th August , 2020 . 17.30 Hrs IST , 08.00 Hrs EST , 21.00 Hrs JST , 14.00 Hrs CET , 13.00 Hrs UKT 

Experts

David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Associate Editor, Washington Post and Author of the Paladin (2020)

Shiv Shankar Menon
Shiv Shankar Menon
Former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary, Government of India