Please join us for third meeting of the new independent task force sponsored by the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on the future of US Extended Deterrence in East Asia. The third meeting of this task force will take place on Tuesday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m

The goal of this meeting will be to continue discussing the US-China relationship and the prospect of creating a framework for strategic stability. The taskforce will be exploring questions on the sustainability of the US-China part cooperative, part competitive relationship; the security dilemma of the DoD/PLA military competition; and a new type of major power relationship.

Recall that the broader objective of this project is to examine the challenges and opportunities to strengthen US extended deterrence in East Asia over the coming decade by examining the evolving threat environment and  new complexities in the international system. The task force will offer policy recommendations  to the United States and key regional governments based on an assessment of evolving regional and global trends. The project also will address the expanding deterrence toolkit– nuclear elements of deterrence, as well conventional forces, conventional long-range strike, missile defenses, the domains of space and cyber space, and how emerging technologies and non-military means of deterrence may impact the security environment. The project will feature significant engagement of thought and opinion leaders in the region to assess their perceptions of US security guarantees.