Security and Defense Events

Leadership in the Asia-Pacific: The Road Ahead for Japan and the United States HELD IN TOKYO

October 02, 2013 // 10:00am5:30pm
Asia Program
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.

Reshaping Eurasia's Future: Russia, China, and the EU

September 25, 2013 // 9:00am2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.
Webcast

China's Maritime Strategy in the East China Sea

September 24, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
In the wake of ongoing disputes over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands China has brushed aside calls from Japan to hold a leaders’ summit as “grandstanding,” while Japan’s finance minister is prompting Tokyo to make clear its intention to use the navy to defend the islands. What are China’s objectives and overall strategy in the East China Sea? To what extent will Chinese actions contribute to escalation and what are the prospects of conflict breaking out in the region?
Webcast

Consolidating a Culture of Peace in Africa: A Contribution to International Peace and Security

September 20, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Africa Program
The Honorable Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, will give an in-depth look at the current security situation on the continent and will discuss the future challenges to peace in West Africa.
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Webcast

Somalia: A Conversation with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

September 20, 2013 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
The Honorable Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, delved into both the economic and security challenges facing the country a year into the Federal Government’s tenure.
Webcast

Enlarging the European Union

September 18, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait. Enlarging the European Union focuses on the early history of the EU and in particular the role played by the European Commission, an institution whose aim was to gain influence over the Community's agenda and to shape its policies, including the issue of enlargement. Enlarging the European Union explores the Commission's interaction with the member states and the applicant countries between the years 1961 and 1973 and also the Commission's attempts to gain and wield influence over the first enlargement round.
Webcast

Book Discussion: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

September 13, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
Author Thomas Rid discusses his new book, Cyber War Will Not Take Place. He argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways.
Podcast

Media Briefing: G20 Meetings in Moscow

August 29, 2013 // 10:00am10:25am
Kennan Institute
In this media briefing, Wilson Center experts preview the President’s upcoming visit to Moscow, U.S.-Russia Relations, and the response to Syria.
Webcast

China's Rise to Global Economic Power: What Does it Mean for the United States?

August 27, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Chinese economy’s ability to emerge from the global financial crisis seemingly unscathed while the United States slowly climbs out of recession bolsters a widespread image of a strong People’s Republic of China (PRC) rising against the backdrop of a declining United States of America. Is China's rise to economic power inevitable? Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, Frank Lavin argues that China's continued growth in power and affluence will bring challenges but not a new Cold War. Check out Ambassador Lavin's remarks here!
Podcast

How Perception Dictates Actions in Ambiguous Situations: Game Theory Analysis of the Third North Korean Nuclear Crisis

August 13, 2013 // 1:30pm2:30pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Jung Joo Kwon will apply game theory analysis to discover patterns of perception and misperception around the third North Korean nuclear crisis in order to understand the shift of powers and policies at the time.

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