As Vice President Mike Pence visits Asia and the Trump administration pursues a more assertive approach toward China, the United States and its allies face a growing set of challenges. At the heart of those challenges is a set of maritime disputes between China and its neighbors in the East and South China seas, which threaten regional peace and stability and which could pull the United States into a conflict, as illustrated by the recent near-collision between U.S. and Chinese naval vessels in the South China Sea.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts on how the United States and Japan can cooperate in the maritime space and in the region more broadly as America enters uncharted waters with China.
Kelly Magsamen, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Tomohisa Takei, retired Admiral, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force; Distinguished International Fellow, U.S. Naval War College
Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School
Shinji Yamaguchi, Senior Research Fellow, China Division, National Institute for Defense Studies
Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
A light breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m.