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15May Regional Security Architecture of the Present: Managing Alliances

Regional Security Architecture of the Present: Managing Alliances


Friday, May 15 | 12:00 pm - 1:30pm
Roundtable to be held virtually via ZOOM
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Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center
Yale Law School

Alliances, which have been a pillar of US security strategy since the end of World War II, are under new pressure as divergent threat perceptions and an increased focus on burden-sharing drive policy choices. China sees US treaty allies on its periphery as a constraint on policy choices; the two major US allies in East Asia—Japan and the ROK—do not seem to share a vision of a common, cooperative future. What is the proper role and structure for alliances in the post-Cold War era, and how will US efforts to reform the alliance structure affect the regional balance of power? Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper will take us through the foundations of alliance policy from the mid-20th century to today, and offer suggestions for what might be done to preserve alliance benefits in today’s policy landscape.

This discussion will cover content from Dr. Rapp-Hooper’s forthcoming book, Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances (available in June 2020 from Harvard University Press).

This event is part of a virtual roundtable series for emerging leaders in China and Korea studies on
Regional Security Architecture of the Asia Pacific: Past, Present and Future

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For questions, please contact Sampson Oppedisano at sampson.oppedisano@ncafp.org 



May 15, 2020 12:00 PM
May 15, 2020 01:30 PM



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