“To facilitate selective decoupling with China in such areas, the Biden administration is pursuing supply chain resilience through a two-pronged strategy of domestic and foreign policy initiatives: attempting to revitalize U.S. industry through onshoring while also promoting ally-shoring or friend-shoring abroad.“
I was delighted that the Italian Institution for International Political Studies (ISPI) invited me to speak at their Asia & Europe Initiative workshop on “Stability and Security in the Indo-Pacific” on March 8. I spoke about US supply chain strategy on a panel about “Securing the Supply Chain Along the Indo-Pacific” with Shino Watanabe (Sophia University), Françoise Nicolas (French Institute of International Relations), Jagannath Panda (Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm), and Alessia Amighini (University of Piemonte Orientale and ISPI).
After the workshop, my paper on “Seeking Resilience and Revitalization: US Supply Chain Strategy in the Indo-Pacific” was published by ISPI as part of an edited volume. It argues that the Biden administration is pursuing supply chain resilience through a two-pronged strategy of domestic and foreign policy initiatives, but that it remains to be seen whether the American aims of resilience and revitalization will be truly complementary or whether the drive toward revitalization will lead to pitfalls of protectionism and inefficiency.