Business & Policy

U.S.-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Opportunities in Troubled Waters

Wednesday, March 15, 6—8:30 PM

Competing maritime sovereignty claims in the East and South China Sea have the potential to spark a dangerous conflict between major powers in East Asia. Such a conflict could threaten the principles of free and fair passage that support global commerce and engagement and to which the U.S. and regional partners are deeply committed. How should the U.S., Japan and Australia work together to uphold existing international norms and laws? Please join our experts as we discuss trilateral maritime security cooperation as it is today, and how to strengthen future cooperation on this issue.

Panelists:
Michael McDevitt, Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analyses
Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, Australian National University
Noboru Yamaguchi, Professor, International University of Japan; former Lieutenant General in Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force

Moderator:
Evans J.R. Revere
, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution


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