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Strategic Asia 2013-14 Volume Launch

On October 2, 2013, the thirteenth volume in the Strategic Asia series was launched at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

Part of NBR’s two-year initiative “Approaching Critical Mass,” Strategic Asia 2013-14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age examines the role of nuclear weapons in the grand strategies of key Asian states and assesses the impact of these capabilities—both established and latent—on regional and international stability. In each chapter, a leading expert explores the historical, strategic, and political factors that drive a country's calculations vis-a-vis nuclear weapons and draws implications for American interests.


Event Agenda and Audio


WELCOMING REMARKS & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

WELCOME AND KEYNOTE AUDIO

Welcome

Mike M. Mochizuki
Associate Dean and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs

Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Keynote

The Honorable Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services


PANEL ONE: ASIA’S NUCLEAR POWERS

PANEL ONE AUDIO

Moderator

Charles Glaser
The Elliott School of International Affairs


Panelists

China’s Nuclear Modernization: Surprise, Restraint, and Uncertainty

Abraham M. Denmark
The National Bureau of Asian Research

India: The Challenges of Nuclear Operationalization and Strategic Stability

Gaurav Kampani
Norwegian Institute of Defense Studies; Center for Security Studies; RAND Corporation

The Future of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program

Christopher Clary
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


PANEL TWO: ASIAN LATENCY

PANEL TWO AUDIO

Moderator

Travis Tanner
100,000 Strong Foundation

Nuclear Ambition and Tension on the Korean Peninsula

John S. Park
Harvard Kennedy School

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Motivations, Trajectory, and Global Implications

Robert Reardon
Harvard Kennedy School

Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond “Allergy” and Breakout

James L. Schoff
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


PANEL THREE: THE FUTURE OF U.S. EXTENDED DETERRENCE

AUDIO

Moderator

Ashley J. Tellis
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Linton Brooks
Independent Consultant

Mira Rapp-Hooper
Columbia University


CONCLUDING REMARKS

Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Event Cohosts





The paperback edition of Strategic Asia 2013-14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age (Ashley J. Tellis, Abraham M. Denmark, and Travis Tanner, eds.) is now available for preorder. Preorders will ship on October 2. The e-book will be available for purchase in Kindle and PDF formats on September 25. Read the Executive Summary for each chapter and preorder the volume.



Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, delivered the keynote address at the Strategic Asia 2012–13 book launch event. Learn more and watch the event video.

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Greg Chaffin
Project Associate, Political and Security Affairs
202-347-9767
psa@nbr.org