Asia Program Meetings

China's Maritime Disputes: Preventive Measures

Speakers: Sheila A. Smith, Simon Tay, and Joshua Kurlantzick

Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts discuss a range of preventive measures aimed at mitigating miscalculations by sea captains or political leaders that could trigger an armed conflict.

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Cybersecurity and the Private Sector

Interviewer: Adam Segal
Interviewee: Edward Amoroso

AT&T's Chief Security Officer, Edward Amoroso, discusses the recent spate of cyberattacks and how governments and the private sector can help protect infrastructure and prevent future attacks with Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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China's Innovation Wall

Speaker: Adam Segal

Adam Segal, author of "Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge," discusses the policy changes needed to achieve the Chinese ambition to move from a model of "made in China" to one of "innovated in China."

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Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: Session One: Global Transformations and the U.S.-Japan Partnership (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi and Akihiko Tanaka
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Yoichi Funabashi

Listen to experts reflect on global challenges such as the rise of China, climate change, and energy security and how these affect the U.S.-Japan partnership.

This session was part of the CFR Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership: An Agenda for Change, cosponsored with the Asahi Shimbun.

See more in Japan; United States; Politics and Strategy

White House Hosts Awkward Dinner

White House Hosts Awkward Dinner

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Pervez Musharraf dined with President Bush Wednesday at the White House. President Bush sought to smooth over a rift between them in order to curb the threat posed by a resurgent Taliban.

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Iraq Troop Levels Again At Issue

Iraq Troop Levels Again At Issue

Stretching back to Vietnam, the number of U.S. forces deployed in combat has played heavily in American politics. As U.S. casualties in Iraq continue to climb, troop levels again have become a hot-button electoral issue. 

See more in Wars and Warfare; Iraq

The Terror War and Remembrance

The Terror War and Remembrance

U.S. leaders mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with muted tributes and vows to keep pressure on Islamic militants. The American public is mixed on how effective U.S. counterterror efforts have been since 2001.

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NATO Takes On Afghan Security

Author: Esther Pan

As NATO prepares to take over military operations in southern Afghanistan from U.S. forces, the Taliban's increasingly bold attacks are straining the political and security framework of the country.

See more in NATO; Afghanistan