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Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Timezone: Asia/Tokyo

Additional Details

Cost: Free of charge.

Location: This is an online webinar through Google Meet.

RSVP: Please register on Facebook or RSVP to RSVP not required, but helpful for organizers.

Webinar: Rising Tensions in the East China Sea (YCAPS-JUMP)

October 22, 2020 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Asia/Tokyo)

On October 22, the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) will host its thirteenth YCAPS-JUMP webinar at 7 PM JST. This is part of an ongoing series exploring interesting and contemporary topics relevant to our base communities and beyond. Our guest speaker is Dr. Alessio Patalano from King’s College London who will speak on the rising tensions between the Japan-U.S. alliance and China in the Senkaku Islands.

Chinese activities in the waters around the Senkaku Islands have undergone a significant change over the past few months. This is a potentially dangerous development for Sino–Japanese relations. In addition, the increased confrontation between China and the United States, as well as India, could add fuel to the fire of an already combustible dispute.

Prior to the talk, you might wish to read our speaker’s work titled “A Gathering Storm? The Chinese ‘Attrition’ Strategy for the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands” and “What is China’s Strategy in the Senkaku Islands?”

Dr. Alessio Patalano specializes in maritime strategy and doctrine, Japanese military history and strategy, East Asian Security, and Italian defense policy. From 2006 to 2015, he was visiting professor in Strategy at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice. In Japan, Dr. Patalano has been a visiting professor at Aoyama Gakuin University and at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), both in Tokyo, and currently is Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan and Visiting Professor at the Japan Maritime Command and Staff College (JMCSC). At KCL, Dr. Patalano is the Director of the Asian Security and Warfare Research Group the leading UK forum for research and education on East Asia and the King’s Japan Programme. Dr. Patalano is also a senior fellow with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and at Policy Exchange, he leading think tanks on defense and security matters in the UK. For more info, please visit here.

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