Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a discussion about the rise of intra-Asian defense cooperation, its significance to regional dynamics, and potential implications. Over the past two decades, largely in response to China’s growing economic and military power and doubts about their intentions, we have seen an unprecedented increase in Asian defense spending and intra-Asian defense cooperation that is still evolving. In 2013, Asian defense spending surpass that of Europe. It ranges from Japan defense cooperation with the Philippines and Vietnam, India-Vietnam, Australia-India-Japan- US, Malaysia-Indonesia- Philippines maritime cooperation and others. This event would look at the nature and importance of intra-Asian cooperation and also what it may mean for cross-strait relations.

This Atlantic Council event is part of the Cross-Straits Series of the Brent Scowcroft Center’s Asia Security Initiative, which examines strategic and current affairs surrounding cross-straits relations.

Ms. Lindsey Ford
Director of Asian Security and Richard Holbrooke Fellow
Asia Society Policy Institute

Mr. John Watts
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Atlantic Council

Mr. Randy Schriver
Founding Partner
Armitage International LLC

Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt
US Navy (Ret.)
Senior Fellow

CNA Strategic Studies

Mr. Gordon Lubold (moderator)
Pentagon Reporter
The Wall Street Journal

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