Asian Security Challenges

The decision by President Obama to renew America’s focus on Asia as a critical factor in US national security policy drew international attention to the region’s emerging security challenges.  China’s rise as an economic and military power, India’s impressive growth, and Russia’s continuing engagement as an Asian power all set the stage for a more contested Asia in the next several decades.  To address this emerging security challenge, the Institute for International Studies held a series of lectures over the course of 2013 examining the special issues connected with Asian security.  The goal was to create a subset of the US Foreign Policy series with concentrated attention on Asia, given its identification as a critical aspect of President Obama’s foreign policy legacy.  IIS will continue to identify and devote attention to similar subsets of US foreign policy as President Obama’s foreign policy prerogatives evolve through 2016.

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Past Events

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Where is Putin Taking Russia: Implications for US Foreign Policy

Nov 14, 2013, 12:00AM to 1:30AM PST
223 Moses Hall
Thomas Graham
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Current Challenges To US-China Relations

Sep 25, 2013, 11:00PM PDT to Sep 26, 2013, 1:00AM PDT
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Dr. Cui Liru
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Strategic Implications of the Rise of China: A Washington Perspective

May 01, 2013, 11:00PM PDT to May 02, 2013, 12:30AM PDT
223 Moses Hall
Paul Heer
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The U.S.-India Partnership in the Asian Century

Mar 21, 2013, 11:00PM PDT to Mar 22, 2013, 12:00AM PDT
223 Moses Hall
Ambassador Robert Blake
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Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

Feb 28, 2013, 12:00AM to 1:30AM PST
223 Moses Hall
Dr. Kishore Mahbubani
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