Video On Demand

Security in Asia: The UK's Approach

April 18, 2016 • 2:30 – 3:15 pm EDT
The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP
Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Introduction by:
Heather Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe Program, CSIS
Moderated by:
Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Georgetown University
CSIS will host the United Kingdom’s Minister of State the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP for a speech on strategic security issues and the UK’s all-of-Asia approach. From the Korean peninsula to Southeast Asia, the UK has made significant diplomatic and security investments in the region as part of its all-of-Asia approach. For example, as the only western P5 member with an embassy in Pyongyang, the UK brings unique insight to international security efforts to counter the North Korean nuclear threat. Minister Swire will outline the UK’s role as a security actor in the region and the ways in which transatlantic dialogue and cooperation on Asia can ensure a more secure and prosperous world. Appointed September 2012, Minister Swire is responsible for UK policy toward Asia, the Pacific and the Americas, as well as public and commercial diplomacy.  
This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.

Heather A. Conley