Shanghai Workshop Initiates Dialogue on Long-Term Regional Security
The Nautilus Institute and the Center for American Studies at Fudan University sponsored the First Collaborative Workshop of the East Asia Regional Security Futures Project in Shanghai, China, on May 29-30, 1999. Most participants were from China and Japan. To help promote communication and wider understanding, the meeting included both experts with considerable past experience and participants whose work will focus on these issues for some years into the future.
The meeting followed an open-ended format emphasizing discussion. Participants in the workshop discussed a wide variety of contemporary issues and relationships relevant to the ongoing evolution of the regional security environment, and sought to identify the core factors and tensions underlying these issues. A final session focused on participants’ views on the long-term future development of the regional security system.
Nomura researcher visits Nautilus
A researcher from Japan’s first and largest think tank, the Nomura Research Institute, visited Nautilus to discuss the Nautilus’ work on environmental security issues.
On Friday, June 11 Manabu Fukuchi, Manager of Energy Research within the Environment & Energy Systems Research Department of Nomura Research Institute, Inc. visited Nautilus to discuss Nautilus’ projects related to environmental security. (Note: Link may open a new browser window.) Ken Wilkening, Program Officer for the Energy, Security and Environment Program, briefed Mr. Fukuchi. The Environment Agency of Japan commissioned the Normura Research Institute to conduct a survey of environmental security literature worldwide, and to interview leading environmental security scholars and officials in the United States and Europe. The Environment Agency and the Japanese government will use the results of the research to formulate intra- and inter-agency strategies to address environmental security issues in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.