Checkmating China in the South and East China Seas? (Yokosuka)

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Checkmating China in the South and East China Seas? (Yokosuka)

April 19, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

At this joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP seminar, Grant Newsham discussed the current security dynamics at play in the East and South China Seas. He argued that the United States and its allies have unnecessarily ceded standing and power by accommodating Chinese aggression and missing opportunities to take an appropriate stand for international law and the rights of smaller nations. However, in his analysis, there may still be opportunities for the United States and its key partners to insert risk and uncertainty into China’s thinking over its continued unrestrained militarization and moves to dominate the region.

Grant Newsham is a Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo. A retired US Marine Colonel, he served as the first US Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force and was instrumental in the development of the JSDF’s nascent amphibious capability. He is also a former US diplomat and served at the US Embassy, Tokyo in the 1990’s, and later returned for aas Marine Attaché. His research focuses on Asian defense and his articles have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, Daily Yomiuri, Sentaku, USNI Proceedings, and other periodicals.


Grant Newsham, Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo


• When: Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
• Program: Start the evening by joining a 5:30pm-6:30pm reception, featuring a light meal, drinks and excellent conversation. Find seats at 6:30.
• Where: Yokosuka Honcho Community Center, 〒238-0041 2-1, Honcho, Yokosuka-shi
• RSVP: here

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