Managing China’s Rise without WarVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo
China’s ambitions are rising alongside its growing economic, political, and military power, but its goals are interfering with the peace and security of U.S. allies and partners. These tensions—over Taiwan, maritime territorial claims, and what to do about North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missiles program—could lead to superpower conflict between two nuclear-armed states. While it is important to prepare for worst-case scenarios and to deter China from using force to settle its many regional disputes, military buildups without diplomacy and dialogue can escalate suspicion and deepen mutual mistrust.
No stranger to the region and her work on Asia security issues, Rorry Daniels, Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) will be joining us in person for the first time since taking her role last summer. Ms. Daniels will share her analysis and insights on how the U.S. should work with its allies to balance China’s growing power and protect its own interests without sparking unintended conflict. What responsibilities does China have to temper its own behavior and under what circumstances is it likely to do so? How does Taiwan fit into the competing interests of both sides?
Please join us to explore these topics and other questions regarding regional peace and security.
Event and Registration Details
- This event will be conducted in in-person and online, and registration is required.
- In-person participation is for members and guests only. Please pay your fee by credit card or at the door.
- Online participation is open to the public and free.
Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute
Rorry Daniels is the managing director of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), where she leads and oversees strategy and operations for ASPI’s projects on security, climate change and trade throughout Asia. She is also a senior fellow with ASPI’s Center for China Analysis. She was previously with the National Committee on American Foreign Policy where she managed the organization's Track II and research portfolio on Asia security issues, with a particular focus on cross–Taiwan Strait relations, U.S.-China relations and the North Korean nuclear program. Her research interest is in analysing and supporting effective diplomatic strategies for managing political and security disputes and avoiding armed conflict. She regularly writes and provides analysis for major media outlets and newsletters on security issues in the U.S. and the Asia Pacific, with recent commentary in the Washington Post, South China Morning Post, and the New York Times, among others. She is a 2022 Mansfield-Luce scholar, a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the National Committee on North Korea, and a Pacific Forum Young Leader.