Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a discussion on regional perspectives on anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) in the Asia-Pacific region. Our featured discussants will include Ms. Christel Fonzo-Eberhard, Manager of Monitor 360, to speak from ASEAN’s perspective; Ms. Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, to speak from Japan’s perspective; and Dr. Roger Cliff, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, to speak from Taiwan’s perspective.

The US continues to express concerns about China’s growing military capabilities and continuing military modernization. In particular, the US cites opacity of intent and investments in capability areas that appear designed to strengthen China’s power and influence in the Asia-Pacific region by making it more difficult for US forces to operate in the area. In fact, these A2/AD capabilities appear to have become the focus of US defense strategy. But, how do countries in the region perceive this situation? Do they view these threat similarly to the US and what is their strategy given that they live within the area covered by A2/AD? Our panelists will discuss the perceptions of a Chinese A2/AD strategy in Japan, Taiwan, and other Southeast Asian countries as well how the implications for regional defense strategy.

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. Christel Fonzo-Eberhard 
Monitor 360

Ms. Yuki Tatsumi
Senior Associate, East Asia Program
Stimson Center

Dr. Roger Cliff
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Mr. Harry J. Kazianis (moderator)