On the heels of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit in Beijing, which brought together leaders of many of the countries involved in the South China Sea dispute, the Asia Society Policy Institute presented a panel of leading thinkers to examined the origins of the dispute and consider possible paths forward.
In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth." Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014.
Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, discussed the disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, President Obama’s recent trip to Asia, and the state of U.S.-China relations.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns said that whether the United States can maintain its focus on Asia amid competing pressures in the international arena will be “the great challenge of our time."
Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once, writes the organizer of Asia Society's recent South China Sea conference.
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