2024.02.21 (Wed.)


Joint Webinar: Implications of a Taiwan Conflict on Commercial Shipping

The security and openness of the maritime waters around Taiwan are vital for the functioning of global trade and in maintaining the peace and security of Asia. There are growing concerns that a new Taiwan Strait crisis is brewing with China readying to attack Taiwan through direct or indirect means. This panel discussion hosted by YCAPS and ROLES will examine the implications of growing instability in Asia-Pacific’s maritime order. We will specifically discuss how a Taiwan crisis may affect commercial shipping interests, with a focus on ensuring supply chain continuity. This event is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP22H00814.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 21, 10:00 (JST) 

Format: Zoom Webinar

Registration: Please register via this link

Guest speakers
ADM Scott Swift served in the U.S. Navy for more than 40 years, serving as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 2015 to 2018 and 7th Fleet from 2011 to 2013. He previously served as the Director of Navy Staff and Director for Operations of the U.S. Pacific Command.
CAPT Furuya Kentaro is an adjunct professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), a visiting professor at Keio University, and a professor at the Japan Coast Guard Academy. He has served as a Coast Guard officer. 
Dr. Christopher Len is a Senior Research Fellow at YCAPS and an Associated Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP). He was Senior Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute of the National University and before that, he was part of the ISDPʼs Asia Program responsible for the Energy And Security Project.

Discussant:  John Bradford, YCAPS Executive Director

Moderator Dr. Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, ROLES