Maintaining Security at Sea

The Rise of China, Challenges to Maritime Security, and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

On October 19, 2018, NBR convened a select group of academic, government, and business leaders to discuss China’s military modernization, its activities in the East China Sea, and the implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance. This roundtable discussion addressed how China affects U.S. and Japanese interests in the broader Indo-Pacific region.

Narushige Michishita and Slade Gorton

Left to right: Guest speaker Narushige Michishita and Slade Gorton.

Pyle Center event October 2018

Roundtable participants, including (from left to right) Kenneth Pyle (University of Washington), Michael Wills (NBR), and Tsuyada Ayako (Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs)