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Please join the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative and the Global China Hub for a public panel on “Nuclear Deterrence in the Taiwan Strait.” This virtual event will take place via Zoom on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM (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 nuclear deterrence during a conflict over Taiwan. This timely event seeks to discuss topics including but not limited to the shifting conventional and nuclear deterrence dynamics affecting the security of Taiwan, and the future risk of horizontal escalation to a broader conflict in the Indo-Pacific region involving both Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula.
Director of Studies, Senior Director and Director of the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program, Center for a New American Security
Markus V. Garlauskas
Director, Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Former National Intelligence Officer for North Korea
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.
The Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, housed in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, is led by Markus Garlauskas, the former National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and former Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. As a nonresident senior fellow, he led studies, multinational strategic dialogues, and tabletop exercises on topics ranging from deterrence cooperation between East Asian and European allies to the risk of simultaneous conflicts with China and North Korea. Before joining the Council, he led the US intelligence community’s strategic analysis on Korea as the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea from July 2014 to June 2020, advising two different presidential administrations.
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.
The Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to the global challenges posed by China’s rise, leveraging and amplifying the Atlantic Council’s work on China across its fifteen other programs and centers.