Canberra | US strategy in Asia and countering Chinese maritime coercion

Presented in partnership with the National Security College at the Australian National University

When

6.00pm–7.00pm

4 May 2017

Where

Brindabella Theatre, Level 2, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, Australian National University

Type

Public forum

Topics

Foreign policy, defence and strategy

Cost

Free with registration required

Recent events, such as tensions with North Korea and Vice-President Pence’s visit to the region, confirm that that United States has not forgotten about Asia. But the key question is: does the Trump Administration have a strategy, or is it just reacting to events? There remains uncertainty about how Washington will deal with deep strategic challenges, such as China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.

In this public seminar, prominent US security experts David B. Shear and Dr Zack Cooper, offered their assessments of the region’s chief strategic problems and what the US can and should do. This included insights from new research by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Chinese maritime coercion and how it can be countered.

The United States Studies Centre's Alliance 21 Program partnered with the National Security College at the Australian National University for this event.

Featuring

  • Ambassador David B. Shear
    Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

    David Shear was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs from September, 2014 to January, 2017, with responsibility for defense and security policy in the Asia and Pacific region.

  • Dr Zack Cooper
    Senior Fellow for Asian Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Dr Zack Cooper is senior fellow for Asian security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Cooper has authored numerous CSIS studies, including Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025: Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships; The ANZUS Alliance in an Ascending Asia; Federated Defense in Asia; Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance; and Strategic Japan: New Approaches to Foreign Policy and the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

The Alliance 21 Program receives funding support from the following partners