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Issues & Insights Vol. 11 – No. 6

On Oct. 28-29, 2010, the Pacific Forum hosted a US-Thailand-Philippines Dialogue in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the “Future of US Alliances in Asia.” The event was co-organized with Thailand‟s National Defence Studies Institute and supported by the MacArthur Foundation‟s Asia Security Initiative. The conference brought together experts from academia and research institutions along with government officials from the three countries. Sessions examined the state of both the US-Philippines and US-Thailand alliances as the three nations confront the evolving economic and political landscape of the Asia Pacific. Seventeen Young Leaders from the US, Philippines, and Thailand attended the conference; this group was joined by two Japanese colleagues. Young Leaders took part in the conference sessions as well as separate discussions.