On November 16th 2020, the Initiative on the Future of Transatlantic Relations hosted a special webinar on the Sino-American Maritime Competition and the consequences for European security. The webinar followed the publication in Security Studies of an issue on Security Studies in a New Era of Maritime Competition . Topics discussed during the webinar ranged from blockades as an opportunity to avoid escalation of the Sino-American maritime competition, the role of naval power in American grand strategy, the shifting offense-defense balance in the Western Pacific due to innovations in missile technology, patterns in maritime dispute settlements, the respective natures of maritime powers and land powers, and the opportunities and limits for US retrenchment.
Speakers: Jonathan Caverley (Naval War College, MIT), Peter Dombrowski (Naval War College), Sara Mitchel (University of Iowa), Evan Braden Montgomery (Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments), Fiona Cunningham (George Washington University), Erik Gartzke (University of California), Jon Lindsay (University of Toronto), Paul van Hooft (The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies).
Commentators: Luis Simon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Linde Desmaele (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Jeremy Stoehs (Kiel University), and Friso Stevens (The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies).
Moderator: Tim Sweijs (The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies).
Read the latest issue of Security Studies, “Security Studies in a New Era of Maritime Competition” (Volume 29, Issue 4, 2020), here.
The webinar on Sino-American Maritime Competition was the first event of our newly launched Initiative on the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Click here to learn more about this initiative.