EWC Insights: Asia - Pacific Political Transitions featuring Dr. Lora Saalman


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Zoom Webinar

When: Dec 15 2021 - 2:00pm until Dec 15 2021 - 3:00pm

EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Political Transitions
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. HST

Live online via Zoom

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Deterring the United States: China and Multidomain Strategic Stability
Dr. Lora Saalman
Adjunct Senior Fellow, East-West Center
Associate Senior Fellow, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control

While China and the United States remain at political odds, there are indications that China’s strategies in space, cyber, and nuclear spheres are increasingly intersecting with those of the United States and Russia, with a pronounced impact on strategic stability. China has recently displayed a wide range of military capabilities, including evidence of its expanded intercontinental ballistic missile silos and its test of a hypersonic glide vehicle coupled with a fractional orbital bombardment system. A key question is whether China becoming more like the United States and Russia is a stabilizing or destabilizing phenomenon. To answer this question, Dr. Saalman will explore the current state of Chinese multidomain deterrence through the lens of strategic stability, active defense, and proactive defense. She will discuss how these concepts translate into posture and technology and what these signify for potential US-China strategic stability dialogues and even future talks that include Russia.

Dr. Lora Saalman is an Associate Senior Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center, and a Member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control. She has also worked at the EastWest Institute, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Tsinghua University, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, Observer Research Foundation, and Center for Nonproliferation Studies from which she earned a one-year fellowship at the International Atomic Energy Agency. She was the first American to earn a doctorate from Tsinghua University’s Department of International Relations, completing all of her coursework in Chinese.

Each month, the East-West Center Research Program presents an “EWC Insights” seminar that examines an environmental, demographic, or political and economic transformation reshaping the Asia-Pacific region.

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Name: Justina Leach