2010 Asia Policy Assembly: Roundtable Sessions


The 2010 Asia Policy Assembly convened in Washington, D.C., on June 17-18, 2010, consisted of five plenary sessions, twenty-one roundtable sessions, and four keynote addresses.Audio from four of the roundtable sessions is included below.

ROUNDTABLE 1: North Korea after Kim Jong-il

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Scott Snyder, The Asia Foundation


North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: History and Implications

    Jonathan Pollack, Naval War College


Preparing for the Decline and Demise of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Sung-Yoon Lee, Tufts University


Discussant

    Sue Terry, National Intelligence Council


Roundtable 1 Q & A


ROUNDTABLE 2: U.S. Security Alliances in East Asia

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties with the audio recording, there are a few minutes missing from the end of Victor Cha’s presentation and the beginning of Michael Finnegan’s presentation.

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Kenneth Pyle, University of Washington


U.S. Security Alliances and Asia’s Regional Security Architecture

    Victor Cha, Georgetown University


Recalibrating the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance

    Michael Finnegan, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Roundtable 2 Q & A


ROUNDTABLE 3: The Geopolitics of China’s Rise

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Thomas Christensen, Princeton University


Blowing Back at Beijing: The Future Threats that Will Shape China’s Rise

    Ely Ratner, The RAND Corporation


Asia’s Complex Strategic Environment: Nuclear Multipolarity and Other Dangers to Asian International Security

    Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School


Sino-Japanese Relations: Ties and Tensions

    June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami


Roundtable 3 Q & A



    ROUNDTABLE 4: Maritime Security in East Asia

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Sheldon Simon, Arizona State University


Military Activities in Asian EEZs: Conflict Ahead?

    Mark Valencia, Nautilus Institute


China-Japan Cooperation in Maritime Security

    James Manicom, University of Toronto


Threats from the Periphery: The Challenge of Terrorists, Smugglers, and Pirates in Southeast Asia’s Border Regions

    Justin Hastings, Georgia Institute of Technology


Roundtable 4 Q & A


Pieter Bottelier

Pieter Bottelier moderating a roundtable discussion on China and globalization.

Stephen Blank

NARP Associate Stephen Blank discussing Russia’s great power status.

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