War College professor to discuss “Tensions in the South China Sea”
The South China Sea is a strategic waterway, a collection of uninhabited rocks and shoals, and the scene of rising international tensions between China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan and the United States.
With this in mind, the U.S. Naval War College’s Toshi Yoshihara will discuss China’s capabilities and intentions and the challenge facing U.S. policy in the South China Sea during a Pell Center lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The lecture will be held in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Reserve a seat for the lecture.
Yoshihara holds the John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies and is an affiliate member of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. Previously, he was a visiting professor in the strategy department at the Air War College. Yoshihara has also served as an analyst at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, the RAND Corporation and the American Enterprise Institute.
He holds a Ph.D. from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a B.S in foreign service from Georgetown University.
Yoshihara is the co-author of “Red Star Over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy,” “Indian Naval Strategy in the Twenty-First Century” and “Chinese Naval Strategy in the Twenty-First Century: The Turn to Mahan.” He is the co-editor of “Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age: Power, Ambition, and the Ultimate Weapon” and “Asia Looks Seaward: Power and Maritime Strategy.”