Ashton Carter


The Shangri La Dialogue: 4 Key Themes Of US Focus On Asia-Pacific

Four major themes emerge from US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's speech at the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue, a major security conference: an enduring American commitment to shared peace and prosperity; the need to promote Asia Pacific security architecture; efforts to enhance regional cooperation and a revival of America's diplomacy in the region. An analysis of the major ideas from Carter's speech presents a positive reminder that the US will continue to play a role influencing and shaping the region.