Join the 2020 Conference on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region

Panel 1 took place on Monday, October 12 from 4:00pm-5:30pm PDT and focused on Security and Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

CHAIR: James Ellis (Hoover Institution)
DISCUSSANTS: Joseph Felter (Hoover Institution), Che-chuan Lee (INDSR)

• The changing balance of military power in the Indo-Pacific Region
  Phillip Saunders, National Defense University

• Indo-Pacific strategies: The perspectives of key U.S. allies and partners
  Tetsuo Kotani, Japan Institute of International Affairs

• Taiwan’s Overall Defense Concept and its global partnerships
  Chyungly Lee, National Chengchi University




ADM James Ellis (Ret.) is an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He led United States Strategic Command and commanded the USS Independence carrier battle group during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996. He is also the former president and CEO of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).

Dr. Joseph Felter is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is former US deputy assistant secretary of defense for South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Tetsuo Kotani is a senior fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and a professor at Meikai University. He was a visiting scholar, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His research focuses on the US-Japan alliance and maritime security.

Dr. Che-chuan Lee is the chief of the national security and decision-making division at the Institute for National Defense and Security Research in Taiwan. Formerly, he served on Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, National Security Council, and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Phillip Saunders is director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, and a distinguished research fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. He is co-author of The Paradox of Power: Sino-American Strategic Restraint in an Era of Vulnerability.




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