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Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia

May 25, 2017 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT

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The Theory and Practice of Gray Zone Deterrence

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In the past decade, tensions in Asia have risen as Beijing has become more assertive in maritime disputes with its neighbors and the United States. Although taking place below the threshold of direct military confrontation, China’s assertiveness frequently involves coercive elements that put at risk existing rules and norms; physical control of disputed waters and territory; and the credibility of U.S. security commitments. Regional leaders have expressed increasing alarm about such “gray zone” coercion. Yet, the United States and its allies and partners have struggled to develop effective counters. This study reviews deterrence literature and nine case studies of coercion to develop recommendations for how the United States and its allies and partners could counter gray zone activity.
Featuring a Keynote Address by:

Admiral John Richardson
Chief of Naval Operations
U.S. Navy

 And a Panel Discussion Featuring:
Mike Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair

Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; and Director, International Security Program

Zack Cooper
Senior Fellow for Asia Security

John Schaus
Fellow, International Security Program
John Schaus

John Schaus

Former Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Admiral John Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Kathleen H. Hicks