The workshop, held on the campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), explored the changing military dynamics and landscape in East Asia with particular focus on grand strategic and technological drivers and their implications for U.S. and regional security.
The first day was devoted to examining grand strategies and defense technology issues and featured sessions on “Evolving Grand Strategies” and “Military Technology and Defense Science and Technology.” The second day explored implications of long-term trends in the security environment for East Asia and the United States.
The workshop was led by NWC’s Professor Tom Mahnken
and Professor Tai Ming Cheung of IGCC. Participants included NWC Professors Peter Dombrowski, Andrew Erickson, Tim Hoyt and Joshua Rovner, alongside UCSD’s Stephan Haggard and Susan Shirk. The workshop also included scholars and practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region, including Richard Bitzinger of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Andrew Shearer of Australia’s Lowy Institute, and Sugio Takahashi from Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies. Representatives of U.S. Pacific Fleet were also in attendance.
The workshop will produce a monograph that will be jointly published by NWC and UCSD.