MARITIME DISCUSSION SERIES #1 – Total Competition: Understanding the China Challenge in the South China Sea

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20 April, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute 

Hosted in partnership with the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)

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Monday, April 20, 2020
DC / NEW YORK: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
HONOLULU: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
TOKYO / SEOUL: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

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“China’s bid for ascendency remains anchored in the South China Sea and surrounding Southeast Asian countries… to generate the most significant beneficial impact, the United States needs a multidimensional strategy to widen the strategic room for maneuver via-a-vis China and narrow the scope of serious and sustained engagement in parts of Southeast Asia. But to explain this general recommendation and then add more specificity, it is first essential to put into context China’s strategy in the South China Sea.”

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at Hudson Institute. Dr. Cronin’s research program analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, including China’s total competition campaign, the future of the Korean peninsula, and strengthening U.S. alliances and partnerships. Dr. Cronin was previously senior advisor and senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS), and before that, senior director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.

In partnership with Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS), Pacific Forum’s MARITIME DISCUSSION SERIES features military and civilian leaders, international security experts, and scholars discussing the most pressing maritime issues in the region.

For more information, please contact Audrey Happ: [email protected].