How America and Its Indo-Pacific Allies Will Redefine Regional Security

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is seen underway in the Pacific Ocean

From the perspective of threats—as well as interests—the region will clearly be front and center in American global security strategy.

Another area of emerging cooperation will involve evaluating Chinese investments that may impinge upon national security. Washington has a process for evaluating foreign investments for these concerns: the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States. Some other countries, like Australia, have similar mechanisms. In the future, partners in and out of the region will develop similar processes of their own, and they will increasingly share information. This kind of cooperation will typify what grows out of the emerging security architecture.

A Heritage Foundation vice president, James Jay Carafano directs the think tank’s research on issues of national security and foreign policy.

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