Regional Security in East Asia: Coping with Conflict Building Cooperation
East Asia has been a region of comparative stability. U.S.-PRC relations have continued a long period of stability despite the frictions that have accompanied China’s rise. Cross-Strait relations have warmed rapidly. U.S.-Japan security ties have remained strong, underpinned by common regional interests and concerns. Despite this overall stability, regional security faces challenges from old conflicts and newly emerging tensions. Recent changes in leadership and the prospect of more such changes in the relatively near future in almost all of the major states in the region create further uncertainty. States with security interests in the region have turned to multilateral cooperation and engagement to sustain stability and cope with potential conflict. What are the prospects for maintaining stability and containing or avoiding conflict now and in the near future? What roles can and should regional cooperation play? On November 1, the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) & the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) hosted a conference to examine these and other national security concerns tied to the region.
Video of Panel 1: Chinese Strategy & Regional Security
Video of Panel 2: Japan's Role
Video of Keynote: U.S. Security Interests - Aims & Challenges in an Evolving Asia
Video of Panel 3: Taiwan and the Koreas