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Chinese Infrastructure Development in Southeast Asia

Speakers David M. Lampton, Professor Emeritus of China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS Dr. Cheng-Chwee Kuik, Head and Associate Professor, Centre for Asian Studies, National University of Malaysia Dr. Selina Ho, Assistant Professor and Program Chair, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Remarks by Brian Eyler, Director, Southeast Asia Program, Stimson …

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What Awaits the U.S.-Japan Alliance under New Leadership?

Featuring Nobukatsu Kanehara, Professor, Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science, Doshisha University Nobukatsu Kanehara is a former senior diplomat of Japan. He was Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary in the second Abe administration from 2012 to 2019, as well as the first deputy secretary-general of the National Security Secretariat from 2013 to 2019. He is …

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Indonesia’s Foreign Policy Positioning between China and the United States: Enduring Themes, Recent Issues, Outlook in the Post-US Election Environment

However, even with Indonesia’s maintaining its core foreign policy, the U.S. and China have both made recent strong overtures to Indonesia. On the U.S. side, over the past few months the U.S. has notably increased its diplomatic, economic and security outreach to maritime Southeast Asia, and much of the attention has gone to Indonesia. What …

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Exceptions to the Rules: Civilian Harm and Accountability in the Shadow Wars

Speakers Daniel Mahanty, Director, US Program, Center for Civilians in Conflict Rita Siemion, Director, National Security Advocacy, Human Rights First Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center Stephen Tankel, Associate Professor, American University; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security This event will be co-hosted by the Center for Civilians in Conflict.

Taiwan in 2020: Taiwan Security Brief Launch

Speakers: Eleanor M. Albert, Ph.D.-in-Residence at the International Security and Conflict Studies Center, The Elliott School, George Washington University Eleanor M. Albert is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Chinese foreign and domestic policy, China’s participation in global governance, and how the country exerts its influence …

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“Deterrence in Southern Asia” Course Launch

Panelists: Tong Zhao, Senior Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center Tong Zhao is based in Beijing at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on strategic security issues, such as nuclear weapons policy, deterrence, arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, hypersonic weapons, and China’s security and foreign policy. Rabia Akhtar, Director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy …

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Myanmar’s Post-Election Future: A New Beginning?

Speakers U Aung Lynn, Ambassador to the United States from Myanmar Dr. Aung Naing Oo, Executive Director of Center for Peace and Reconciliation Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor, USIP; former U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Yangon

Transparency and Reporting in the Arms Trade Treaty: Challenges and Trends in the Age of COVID-19

Speakers H.E. Mr Robbert Gabriëlse, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and Disarmament Ambassador at large Diwaka Prakash, Legal Adviser Australian Mission to the United Nations, Geneva Carina Solmirano, ATT Monitor Coordinator Katherine Young, ATT Monitor Senior Researcher Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson This event is co-hosted by Control …

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Historical Memory of Southeast Asia in the United States

Featuring an opening keynote by Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, University of Arizona. Speakers Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor of Linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, University of Arizona Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. Chomsky has transformed …

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It’s Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula

Based on Gen. Brooks and Dr. Greitens’ extensive experience and expertise, the webinar examined several aspects of the US-Korea relationship. Among a broad range of topics, the discussion explored: the current state of relations between the US and North Korea and possible trends in the coming months; the importance of the US-ROK alliance, in terms …

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Multilateralism and Armed Drones: Escaping the Gridlock

Speakers: Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings Maritza Chan, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations, New York William Malzahn, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction, U.S. Department of State Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center Wim Zwijnenburg, PAX and European Forum on Armed …

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Understanding US-Korea Relations Today

Based on Gen. (Ret.) Sharp and Ms. Town’s extensive experience and expertise, the webinar examined several aspects of the US-Korea relationship. Among a broad range of topics, the discussion explored: the current state of relations between the US and North Korea; the importance of the US-ROK alliance, respective US and South Korean capabilities and missions, …

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Great Power and Great Responsibility in U.S. Arms Transfers

Read the full report. Speakers: David Fite, Senior Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Diana Ohlbaum, Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation Annie Shiel, Senior Advisor for U.S. Policy & Advocacy, Center for Civilians in Conflict Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center This event is co-hosted by:

Managing Nuclear Risks with North Korea and Proliferation Risks Beyond the Korean Peninsula

The featured speakers offered a combination of senior-level US government experience and analytical expertise and provided commentary on ways to manage and mitigate nuclear risks with North Korea in lieu of final and fully verified denuclearization. In a context of stalled diplomacy, the panel explored: the possibility of a restart of North Korean provocations and …

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How Will the U.S. Election Impact Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan?

Panel: Vivek Mishra, Indian Council of World Affairs Dr. Vivek Mishra is a Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. He is also Deputy Director, Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies, Bhubaneswar & Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata (on leave). He completed his …

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Leading the Blueprint: International Perspectives on Blockchain for Nuclear Security

Read the recent policy paper, Complementing the Padlock: The prospect of blockchain for strengthening nuclear security. Speakers Cindy Vestergaard is a Senior Fellow and Director with the Nuclear Safeguards and Blockchain in Practice Programs. Her research on blockchain technology considers and tests the potential for the tech to increase transparency, security and reporting in nuclear …

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Preventing the Next Great Catastrophe: How Congressional Leadership Can Reduce WMD Threats

The current COVID-19 crisis demonstrates that the United States must remain vigilant against low-probability, high-consequence threats. Every president for nearly three decades has recognized the disastrous consequences that would result if dangerous nuclear, biological, and chemical materials fell into the wrong hands. As a result, Republicans and Democrats alike have supported major nuclear, chemical, and …

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The Wellington Experience: A Study of Attitudes and Values Within the Indian Army

Speakers David O. Smith is a Distinguished Fellow with the Stimson Center (South Asia Program) and an independent consultant to Sandia National Laboratories on issues related to South Asia. The former Senior Country Director for Pakistan in the Department of Defense, he retired as a colonel after 31 years of service. During thirty-one years of …

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Shinzo Abe Resigns— What Now?

Speakers: Tobias Harris, Author, The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan Tobias S. Harris is a Senior Vice President of the advisory firm Teneo, covering Japan and East Asia. He is the author of a newly published biography of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. From 2014-2020, he was a research fellow at the Sasakawa Peace …

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It’s Not Just “Over There”: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula

Based on Gen. (Ret.) Scaparrotti’s extensive experience and expertise, the webinar offered informed commentary and engaged audience members on the importance of the US relationship with the Korean Peninsula. Among a broad range of topics, the discussion explored: how conflict on the Korean Peninsula would have regional and global implications; North Korea’s possible actions in …

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It’s Not Just “Over There:” Consequences of War and Instability on the Korean Peninsula

The panel was introduced by the Alaska World Affairs Council’s President and CEO, Lise Falskow, and moderated by Dr. Clint Work, a Stimson Fellow leading congressional engagement on Korean peace and security issues. The featured speakers included: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Martin of the American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL); Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee, …

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The Kashmir Conflict: A Year of Tumult

Speakers: Happymon Jacob, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University Sameer Lalwani, Director, Stimson Center South Asia Program  Tamanna Salikuddin, Director, South Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace (moderator) Read Sameer Lalwani’s USIP report on India’s Kashmir conundrum and his op-ed on the situation in Kashmir now in The Washington Post.

Privileged Women in the Resistance: A Book Launch Discussion on The Saigon Sisters

Speakers Patricia “Kit” Norland, author of The Saigon Sisters and a former public diplomacy officer with the U.S. Department of State Patricia D. Norland most recently worked as a public diplomacy officer within the U.S. Department of State. She is the translator of Beyond the Horizon and the author of Vietnam in the Children of …

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Afghanistan’s Future: Regional Perspectives on the Road Ahead

Read the series on Afghanistan’s future in South Asian Voices. Speakers: Bismellah Alizada is the co-founder of Rahila Foundation, an organization working for youth empowerment through education and capacity building, and Deputy Director (on academic sabbatical) at Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS), a research and advocacy organization based in Kabul. He is currently pursuing …

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US Indo-Pacific Allies in the Shadow of US-China Strategic Rivalry

In a context of worsening US-China relations amidst COVID-19 and the broader designation of China as a strategic competitor, the Stimson Center’s Security for a New Century (SNC) and 38 North Programs brought together a panel of experts to discuss US Indo-Pacific Allies in the Shadow of US-China Strategic Rivalry.  The webinar was a closed-door, …

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The Arms Trade Treaty & Diversion: Assessing Risks and Impacts

Speakers: Ambassador Federico Villegas, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN and IOs in Geneva and President, ATT 6th Conference of States Parties (Opening Remarks) Jonah Leff,  Conflict Armament Research  Tom Nijs, Flanders Department Of Foreign Affairs in Belgium and Co-Chair of the ATT CSP6 Working Group on Transparency and Reporting Stela Petrović, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of …

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A Post-Galwan Crossroads? Reviewing 70 Years of India-China Relations

Speakers Pushan Das is Head of Forums at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi. He tracks and analyses developments in Indian foreign and security policies. He is currently working on issues related to Indian military modernization. He is also the coordinator for the ORF-led Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics hosted …

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The U.S. – Vietnam Relationship and War Legacies: 25 Years into Normalization

The Stimson Center invites you to join us for a discussion exploring the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam, the progress made on war legacy issues in the last 25 years, and the role that the legacies of war will play in the future relationship. Speakers: Opening Remarks Senator Patrick Leahy, United States Senate, …

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The United States-South Korea Alliance Amidst Uncertainty, Discussion Session 2

The panel was introduced by DCOWA President Vaughn Shannon and moderated by Dr. Clint Work, a Stimson Fellow leading congressional engagement on Korean peace and security issues. The featured speakers included: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rick Martin of the American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL); Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea …

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Book Launch: Breaking Ground

Featuring: Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and President Emeritus of the World Food Prize Foundation (Introductory Remarks) Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn has a distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. State Department with tenures throughout Southeast Asia and served for two decades as President of the World Food Prize Foundation. …

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GIS Tools for Smarter Energy Planning

Links to the tools presented here today are below in order of presentation: https://www.stimson.org/2020/mekong-infrastructure-tracker-tool/
https://www.re-explorer.org/ https://globalenergymonitor.org/ This was an official side-event for this year’s annual Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF).  For more information about ACEF, go to https://www.asiacleanenergyforum.org/ Featuring: James Browning, Communications Director, Global Energy Monitor James Browning has worked to hold the fossil fuel industry …

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Global & Gulf Regional Strategies for Security and Justice in an Age of Uncertainty

Main Takeaways Currently, the world is facing an imminent threat. The Covid-19 pandemic requires renewed cooperation by all countries, both globally and regionally. The need for the United Nations is more urgent today than ever before, with a pandemic that tests both our leaders and institutions. During the second half of 2020, we are likely …

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International Cooperation in East Asia under COVID-19: Perspectives on Taiwan, Japan, and the United States

Speakers Shirley Kan, Independent Specialist in Asian Security Affairs Ms. Kan provided legislative support on Asian Security Affairs to Congress in the Congressional Research Service’s Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division from 1990 to 2015. She is an original Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Taiwan Institute. She speaks at conferences, is cited …

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U.S. Arms Sales in the Time of COVID-19

Speakers: Brittany Benowitz, Chief Counsel, American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights William Hartung, Director, Arms and Security Program, Center for International Policy Diana Ohlbaum, Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Rachel Stohl, Vice President,Stimson Center This webinar is co-sponsored by the Forum on the Arms …

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Arms Trafficking in the Americas

Participants: William F. Kullman, Retired U.S. ATF/Independent Consultant Kristen Rand, Legislative Director, Violence Policy Center (On the phone) Matt Schroeder, Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center

The US-South Korea Alliance and Ongoing Cost-Sharing Talks

Additional Related Content: Cost-Sharing in Comparative Perspective: The US-ROK & US-Japan Alliances A discussion on cost-sharing dynamics in the US-ROK and US-Japan alliance, Seoul-Tokyo relations, China’s rise, and US political transition.

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US Alliances in the Indo-Pacific

Part of the Korea Study Group event series. Additional Related Content: Cost-Sharing in Comparative Perspective: The US-ROK & US-Japan Alliances A discussion on cost-sharing dynamics in the US-ROK and US-Japan alliance, Seoul-Tokyo relations, China’s rise, and US political transition. The US-South Korea Alliance and Ongoing Cost-Sharing Talks A Stimson webinar discussion with ROK Ambassador Hwang …

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How Southeast Asia is Coping with COVID-19?

Speakers: Ambassador Robert Blake (ret), Senior Director, McLarty Associates John Lichtefeld, Vice President, The Asia Group; Stimson Center Non-Resident Fellow Bilahari Kausikan, Former Permanent Secretary, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rene “Butch” Meily, President, Philippines Disaster Resilience Foundation Moderator: William Wise, Nonresident Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, The Stimson Center This event is part of the …

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