China’s Maritime Build-Up


China is building up its maritime presence, investing heavily in its Navy, and ambitiously advancing territorial claims in the South and East China seas. Does this maritime expansionism indicate a more aggressive foreign policy or is it simply the next logical step in China’s growth?

Featured Guests

  • Ambassador Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Admiral Dennis Blair (Retired), Former Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Command, U.S. Navy
  • Ambassador Nick Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S., The Wilson Center
  • Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director, China Power Project
  • Jeremy Haft, Author, Unmade in China
  • Robert Kaplan, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Author, Asia’s Cauldron
  • Mira Rapp-Hopper, Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Ambassador Stapleton Roy, Founding Director, Kissinger Institute
  • Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Embassy of Japan in the United States
  • Zheng Wang, Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Seton Hall University