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Today’s leaders in the United States have the most accurate assessment of the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that has been available in decades. China’s one-party dictatorship is eroding the liberal democratic order that underpins Indo-Pacific peace and stability, and challenging the United States’ ability to defend the region. How can Washington work with its critical Indo-Pacific allies and partners and press forward with action? Can the U.S. identify how to compete, how to win, and how to work with friends and allies before it is too late? The task is daunting. Where to begin?
During this livestream event, Project 2049 Institute Chairman Randall Schriver will host a dialogue with Congressman Mike Gallagher [R-WI-8] to answer these vital questions. They will discuss the CCP’s weaponization of critical supply chains, the state of American sea power in the Indo-Pacific, the role of regional allies, and the importance of communicating resolve to defend our partners and democratic principles in the region. They will explore the role of the National Technology Industrial Base, the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, and the need to strengthen U.S. naval presence in coordination with treaty allies such as Japan and Australia, as well as like-minded partners such as Taiwan. Securing militarily-relevant supply chains is of urgent concern and the conversation will provide insight on current models of bilateral defense relations that could be expanded to other partners in the region.
SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS
12:30 pm – 12:33 pm Introduction
John Gastright Jr. The Project 2049 Institute
12:33 pm – 1:10 pm Chairman’s Discussion with Congressman Gallagher
The Honorable Randall G. Schriver The Project 2049 Institute
Congressman Mike Gallagher [R-WI-8] U.S. Representative of the 8th District of Wisconsin