Hosted by: American Enterprise Institute; Cosponsored by the Ocean Policy Research Foundation
The waters of the Asia Pacific are a dynamic epicenter of commerce, a fountainhead of natural resources, and a significant geostrategic theater for the region. The future prosperity of the area depends on the security of these seas, the responsible development of maritime resources, and the political stability of major Asian maritime powers. Yet the rise of naval competition and ongoing territorial disputes promise a more complex situation in the coming decades. How will existing U.S.-Asian alliances adapt to these new challenges? In what ways will emerging naval technologies and doctrine influence regional security? How will trade be affected by threats that endanger safe passage? Leading maritime experts from the United States and Japan will discuss these and other topics in a series of panel discussions. The Honorable Donald C. Winter, seventy-fourth secretary of the U.S. Navy, will deliver the keynote address.
Added by insideronline on April 1, 2009