The View of the Taiwan Strait from the U.S.-Japan Alliance

A CH-47 carries the flag of Taiwan over the city of Taipei, Taiwan

A CH-47 carries a Taiwan flag over the city of Taipei, Taiwan

Photo by Ann Wang/Reuters

Event Details


Monday, October 10, 2022


9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Eastern
6:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Pacific

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About the Event

This year's U.S.-Japan alliance series focuses on the U.S. - Japan Alliance in an Era of Strategic Competition. The second event examines the view of the Taiwan strait from the U.S.-Japan alliance. Mr. Matthew Pottinger, former United States Deputy National Security Advisor (2019-2021) and former Asia Director, National Security Council (2017-2019), will give the keynote presentation. Presenters will consider the Taiwan strait issue from the perspectives of the United States and Japan.


Keynote: Thinking About the Taiwan Strait Issue

Matthew Pottinger

Mr. Matthew Pottinger

United States Deputy National Security Advisor (2019-2021); Asia Director, National Security Council (2017-2019)

Understanding the Scope of the Taiwan Strait Issue

Cortez Cooper

Mr. Cortez Cooper

Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation

Taiwan and the Japan - U.S. Alliance: A Japanese Perspective

Matsuda Yasuhiro

Prof. Matsuda Yasuhiro

Professor of International Politics, University of Tokyo

Taiwan and the U.S. - Japan Alliance: An American Perspective

Dr. Sheila Smith

Dr. Sheila Smith

John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Jeffrey Hornung

Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung

Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

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