Storella Argues for Broader Diplomatic Initiatives in the Indo-Pacific

Ambassador Mark C. Storella, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published an op-ed in BU Today on the Australian, United Kingdom, and United States (AUKUS) defense partnership as well as the importance of diplomatic initiatives in the Indo-Pacific region.  

In the article, titled “POV: Ensuring Balance in US/Indo-Pacific Strategy,” Storella discusses how AUKUS benefits each participating country, how it can counteract China’s military expansion, and how it rebalances the U.S. position in the region. While this defense partnership is necessary, Storella argues that the U.S. must also take advantage of its global alliances and reinforce diplomatic and commercial cooperation as well, as this is the country’s greatest comparative advantage relative to China.

The full article can be read on BU Today‘s website.

Ambassador Mark C. Storella was a United States Foreign Service Officer for over three decades serving as Ambassador to Zambia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School of the Foreign Service Institute. Storella is recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Excellence in Service Award, the Thomas Jefferson Award presented by American Citizens Abroad, and several Department of State superior and meritorious honor awards. Learn more about Ambassador Storella on his faculty profile.