On 27 February 2017, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Embassy of Japan in Italy co-hosted a conference on “Geopolitical Dynamics and Regionalism in East Asia.” The event featured two keynote speakers: Professor Mie Oba from Tokyo University of Science, and Rear Admiral (ret.) Michele Cosentino from the Italian Navy. Professor Oba discussed the development of regionalism in East Asia, assessing the role of ASEAN, the United States, China, and the future of multilateralism in the Asia Pacific region. Admiral Consentino focussed on maritime security in the region, addressing the expansion of China’s Navy and the exacerbation of territorial disputes. IAI Director, Ettore Greco chaired the panel and Minister Hiroshi Yamauchi from the Japanese Embassy delivered the opening and closing remarks.
Report of the conference on “Geopolitical Dynamics and Regionalism in East Asia” organized in Rome on 27 February 2017 by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Italy.