Taiwan Roundtable – "Reassessing Taiwan's Strategic Position" - A Presentation by Scott Bates
Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies & the Center for National Policy
Listen to the audio (Mr. Richard Fisher's presentation is not included in the audio due to an unintended interuption of the event. Find his powerpoint slides and written remarks below).
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW; Room 602
Washington, DC 20052
Scott Bates, President of the Center for National Policy, will open a discussion on his recent "Taiwan 21" plan, which proposes that Taiwan both reduce and redefine its military forces as a pure "Self-Defense Force" while at the same time refocusing its diplomatic efforts toward resolving sovereignty issues in areas such as the South China Sea and increasing its influence in creating regional stability in Asia through "democratic offensive."
With Commentary by Joseph Bosco and Richard Fisher:
Joseph Bosco, served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as China country desk officer from 2005 to 2006 and as director of Asia-Pacific humanitarian assistance and disaster relief from 2008-2010. He previously taught a graduate seminar on China-Taiwan-U.S. relations in the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. His articles have been published in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and other publications. See links at www.JosephABosco.com.
Richard Fisher is a Senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. Fisher is a recognized authority on the PRC military and the Asian military balance and their implications for Asia and the U.S. His most recent book is China's Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach (Praeger Security International).