Maritime Security in the South China Sea
CSIS hosted a select and high level group of experts and senior policy makers for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) conference on Maritime Security in the South China Sea held June 20-21, 2011.
We have recruited a world-class group of experts to kick of the dialogue around four key themes:
- Assessment of interests and positions of parties in the South China Sea;
- Update on recent developments in the South China Sea;
- Assessment of the effectiveness of current maritime security frameworks and mechanisms in the South China Sea; and,
- Policy recommendations to enhance security in the region
CSIS intends to publish select papers from the panelists and a summary of the findings from the discussion.
The conference was organized ahead of the ASEAN Regional Forum and Post Ministerial Conference in July and the East Asia Summit (EAS) in October in Indonesia. There is a great need and interest to explore security interests in and around the South China Sea, and we have invited a world-class group of approximately 20 experts to make presentations and we will invite about 80 senior officials, executives, experts, academics and members of the media to participate in the dialogue.