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Critical Nexus: The Future of U.S.-Japan-Taiwan Security Cooperation

October 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


The Project 2049 Institute cordially invites you to the following conference:

Thursday, October 3, 2019
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Carnegie Endowment Conference Center – Choate Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

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The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC, China) emergence as a strategic competitor of the United States presents a mix of challenges as well as new areas of potential cooperation for U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific. As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to increase China’s capabilities and advance its strategic agenda, an assessment of regional developments highlights the importance of a U.S.-Japan-Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC) trilateral partnership in the architecture of the region. As the critical nexus of democratic power in the Indo-Pacific, stronger relations between the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan are vital to maintaining a free and open region. There is considerable need for deeper engagement between American, Japanese, and Taiwanese thinkers to spur creative policy recommendations and foster innovative approaches to strengthen the rules-based order.

This conference will bring together a distinguished group of international experts to explore shared interests and challenges facing the United States, Japan, and Taiwan, and discuss potential areas of cooperation in both traditional and non-traditional security affairs. The conference will offer recommendations for ways in which policymakers in Washington, Tokyo, and Taipei might consider bolstering trilateral relations to respond to evolving regional dynamics.


10:30 am – 11:00 am
Opening Remarks 

The Honorable Richard L. Armitage
The Project 2049 Institute

Keynote Speaker

Rupert Hammond-Chambers
US-Taiwan Business Council

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel 1 – Shared Interests & Challenges in the Indo-Pacific

Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson (USMC, Ret.)
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group

Tetsuo Kotani
Japan Institute for International Affairs

Vincent Chao
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

Moderator: Tiffany Ma

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Lunch Break

(*A light lunch will be provided.*)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel 2 – Trilateral Cooperation: Traditional Security Affairs

Mark Stokes
The Project 2049 Institute

Masashi Murano
Hudson Institute

Lai I-chung
Prospect Foundation

Moderator: Paul Giarra
Global Strategies & Transformation

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel 3 – Trilateral Cooperation: Non-traditional Security Affairs

Michael Mazza
American Enterprise Institute

Yoichi Kato
Asia Pacific Initiative

Liu Shih-chung
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Moderator: Ian Easton
The Project 2049 Institute

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October 3, 2019
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Carnegie Endowment Conference Center, Choate Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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