On March 10, 2016, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy hosted a public panel, in cooperation with the Japan Society, on the challenges to security cooperation in Northeast Asia from the perspectives of the United States, Japan and the Russian Federation. Representatives from each of the nations in question conversed with Dr. Thomas Graham, Managing Director of Kissinger Associates and Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University.
The three featured panelists included Ambassador Gleb Ivashentsov of the Russian International Affairs Council, Professor Matake Kamiya of the National Defense Academy of Japan and Dr. Stephen Noerper, an Adjunct Fellow with Pacific Forum CSIS and Senior Director of The Korea Society.
Their lively and engaging discussion followed a full day of off-the-record sessions at the headquarters of the NCAFP and crossed a wide array of topics, ranging from North Korea to trans-Pacific trade. The exchanges between Ambassador Ivashentsov and Professor Kamiya were particularly colorful as they often offered contrasting opinions on the aforementioned security challenges.