The United States has made significant progress over the last six months in deepening its security relationships in the Indo-Pacific through several initiatives, agreements, and high-level visits. These include successful summits at the White House with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in January, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in April, and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. in May. The March 13th announcement of the optimal pathway for completing Pillar One of the AUKUS initiative and Japan’s announcement last December of a new set of defense policies, including developing counterstrike capabilities to deal with escalating missile threats in the region, are also indicative of the progress. What do these developments mean for the future of security and deterrence in the region? What further steps can we expect from the Biden administration to build out a system of networked deterrence? Dr. Ely Ratner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs joins Lisa Curtis, Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security program at CNAS sit down to discuss these issues and more.