Please join the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative and the Global China Hub virtual event: Integrated Deterrence of Aggression Against Taiwan on Thursday, March 2 at 8AM ET.
This seminar will feature a robust discussion regarding deterrence of aggression by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against Taiwan and intra-conflict deterrence of escalation during a conflict over Taiwan. With the growing military capabilities of the People’s Republic of China, and its potential for aggression against Taiwan, deterrence of such aggression has come to the forefront of international security discussions in Washington and around the world. The United States has promulgated a new concept for deterrence, titled integrated deterrence, which seeks to strengthen deterrence through synchronizing all elements of national power among allies and partners—across warfighting domains, geographic areas, and the full spectrum of conflict.
Our panel will discuss the integrated deterrence concept addressing topics including: the evolving nature of the threats to Taiwan that should be deterred; Taiwan’s own deterrence posture and capabilities; the supporting deterrence capabilities and posture of the United States and other allies; and, the potential dynamics that could either deter or drive escalation during a crisis.
This event marks the first public event of the newly launched Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) at the Atlantic Council. IPSI builds upon the Atlantic Council’s strong relationships with longstanding regional allies and partners, while also expanding partnerships in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands, to tackle security challenges including but not limited to China’s growing threat to the international order and North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear weapons advancements. IPSI also capitalizes on the Council’s deep partnerships in Europe to bring together US allies in Europe and the Indo-Pacific to address shared security challenges in the Indo-Pacific and globally. The program identifies and addresses opportunities for cooperation such as transforming regional security architectures, harnessing emerging technologies, and developing new mechanisms for deterrence and defense cooperation.
Senior Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program
Center for a New American Security
Foreign Policy Fellow, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology
Associate Research Fellow, Division of Defense Strategy and Resources
Institute for National Defense and Security Research
Director, Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
The Indo-Pacific Security Initiative works with US, allied, and partner governments and other key stakeholders to shape strategies and policies to mitigate the most important rising security challenges facing the region, including China’s growing threat to the international order and North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear weapons advancements. IPSI also addresses opportunities for cooperation in the region, such as transforming regional security architectures, harnessing emerging technologies, and developing new mechanisms for deterrence and defense cooperation.