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Securing Asia's Subsea Network

April 5, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Subsea cables transmit up to 99 percent of international data traffic and are responsible for a large portion of the digital economy, contributing roughly 3 percent of total U.S. GDP in 2019. The Reconnecting Asia Project is hosting a virtual public event to accompany the launch of a CSIS Brief on U.S. and allied interests in Asia's evolving subsea cable networks. An expert panel of representatives from industry and the U.S. government will discuss commercial opportunities and strategic challenges.


Catherine Creese, Director, U.S. Naval Seafloor Cable Protection Office
John Melick, International Telecom Specialist, Founder/Chairman of Djibouti Data Center
Maureen Russell, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA
Tim Stronge, VP of Research, TeleGeography

Moderated by

Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Vice President for Economics; Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

This event is made possible through the generous support of Amazon Inc., Google, Meta, and Microsoft.

Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics