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Issues & Insights Vol. 10 – No. 20

The U.S. alliance system provides security for the Asia Pacific and the framework for US engagement with the region. A changing security environment, along with changes in domestic politics in the US and its allies, have raised questions about the durability and viability of those alliances. For more than a decade, the Pacific Forum has conducted dialogues to better understand the stresses those relationships face, anticipate future pressures, and devise recommendations to ensure our alliances are ready for them.