Workshops: East Asia Regional Security Futures

The East Asia Regional Security Futures Workshops are an essential element of the Nuclear Policy Project. The goals of the workshops include undertaking a comprehensive and critical examination of security relationships in East Asia and elsewhere in the world. Through this work, the project is seeking to provide a basis for better understanding and defining steps toward solutions to regional security issues.

A vital prerequisite to long-term improvement in security relations in East Asia, as elsewhere, is to replace opacity and misperception with familiarity and trust at individual as well as institutional levels. Hence, an equally important objective of the workshops is to support development of a new community of practitioners, scholars and other opinion-leaders and decision-makers on these issues, drawn from all the principal states in the region.

In developing this community, the project seeks especially to foster the growth of international relationships among senior individuals with long-standing reputations and junior individuals whose roles are likely to grow in future years. The project’s focus on long-term security possibilities in the region is intended to utilize the talent of this community to develop fresh perspectives and innovative proposals for building multi-lateral security relationships under which reliance upon nuclear weapons for national security ends can be reduced or even eliminated.


* Second Collaborative Workshop
Shanghai, China — March 3-4, 2001

* Missile Defense Implications
Tokyo, Japan — June 24-25, 2000

* First Collaborative Workshop
Shanghai, China — May 29-30, 1999


ISODARCO-Beijing Arms Control Seminars