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NEWPORT, R.I. (May 4, 2010) Professor Jonathan Pollack listens to a panelist during the China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) conference, May 4-5, entitled "Chinese and American Approaches to Non-Traditional Security Challenges: Implications for the Maritime Domain." (Photo by Ensign Michael Larson)NEWPORT, R.I. - The China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the Naval War College presented a conference, May 4-5, entitled "Chinese and American Approaches to Non-Traditional Security Challenges: Implications for the Maritime Domain."
 
This annual conference served to continue a dialogue among Chinese and American specialists regarding the development of cooperation in the maritime domain.
 
“There is no alternative to cooperation, so ultimately we always come back to that theme, and so indeed because of that, this institute will remain strongly committed to supporting U.S.-China maritime cooperation,” said Dr. Lyle Goldstein, director for CMSI, in his closing remarks.

Panels focused on non-traditional security challenges, peacekeeping and stability operations, counterpiracy and counterterrorism, humanitarian activities and disaster relief, and opportunities for enhanced Chinese-American maritime cooperation.
 
The conference derived its objective from the October 2007 Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower goal to "foster and sustain cooperative relationships with more international partners" and sought to create the intellectual framework for further enhanced U.S.-China maritime cooperation.

From Naval War College Public Affairs
NEWPORT, R.I. (May 4, 2010) A panelist talks about nontraditional security challenges during the China Maritime Studies Institute 2010 conference, entitled "Chinese and American Approaches to Non-Traditional Security Challenges: Implications for the Maritime Domain." (Photo by Ensign Michael Larson)