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Reserve List

I. Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. ROK-PRC Talks
  2. DPRK-UNC Talks
  3. Japan-ROK Talks
  4. PRC-US Summit
  5. PRC-ROK Summit
  6. US-PRC Talks
  7. US-DPRK Talks
  8. US-ROK Talks
  9. DPRK-Japan Talks

II. Nongovernmental Meetings

  1. Europe and Asia: Working Towards a Partnership? (568th Wilton Park Conference)
  2. US-Korea Cooperation: The Perry Report and Beyond
  3. 7th Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Co-operative Security in South Asia
  4. US-China Relations on the Eve of the 21st Century
  5. A Changing Japan? (572nd Wilton Park Conference)
  6. 2nd Meeting of the French Institute of International Affairs and the China Reform Forum
  7. South Korean Delegation: The Current Political, Economic and Military Situation in North Korea
  8. Emerging Southeast Asian Identities in an Era of Volatile Globalization
  9. 10th ROK-US Defense Analysis Seminar
  10. China Beyond Fifty (583rd Wilton Park Conference)
  11. Asia-Pacific Regional Maritime Security Workshop

I. Governmental/Track I Meetings

    N.B. The Northeast Asia peace and Security Network (NAPSNet) group at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, Berkeley, California, provides comprehensive and timely coverage of bilateral Track I events in the Asia Pacific, particularly in Northeast Asia. Interested parties can subscribe to a daily NAPSNet e-mail report of regional events or access the report at the NAPSNet webpage. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org website: http://www.nautilus.org/ ) The following is an abbreviated list of bilateral, security-related Track One events in the Asia Pacific between July and December 1999. Details are available from NAPSNet.

  1. ROK-PRC Talks. Beijing, August 23. PRC Defense Minister Chi Haotian and ROK Defense Minister Cho Seong-tae.
  2. DPRK-UNC Talks. Panmunjom, September 1. Lieutenant General Ri Chan-bok of the DPRK People's Army and Major General Michael Dunn from US Forces in the ROK (United Nations Command).
  3. Japan-ROK Talks. Tokyo, September 2. Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and ROK Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil.
  4. PRC-US Summit. Auckland, September 11.
  5. PRC-ROK Summit. Auckland, September 11.
  6. US-PRC Talks. Beijing, October 28. US Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering and PRC Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
  7. US-DPRK Talks. Berlin, November 15. Delegations led by US Special Envoy for the Korean Peace Talks, Ambassador Charles Kartman, and DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan.
  8. US-ROK Talks. Washington, November 22. US Defense Secretary William Cohen and ROK Defense Minister Cho Seong-tae.
  9. DPRK-Japan Talks. Beijing, December 21-22. Delegates included Koreshige Anami, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Asian Affairs Bureau, and DPRK counterpart O Ul-rok, in charge of Japanese Affairs.

II. Nongovernmental Meetings

  1. Europe and Asia: Working Towards a Partnership? (568th Wilton Park Conference). West Sussex, England, June 7-9. Including presentations by scholars, NGO members and government officials from Bangkok, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK. The primary focus of the conference was an examination of what Europe and Asia can do effectively together, asking the question, "What can the regional linkage established via ASEM contribute to the already strong bilateral links?" Participants also considered opportunities for increased interaction between Asia and Europe. The conference included a session on "Promoting Security and Political Cooperation" led by Daljit Singh, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South-East Asian Studies, Singapore; and Michael Leifer, Professor, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science. Contact: Wilton Park Conferences, fax: 44-1903-897647, e-mail: admin@wiltonpark.org.uk website: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk
  2. US-Korea Cooperation: The Perry Report and Beyond. Washington, July 15. Organized and hosted by the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS), The Brookings Institution. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drew together 60 American and South Korean regional experts to discuss Korean Peninsula security issues. The gathering featured keynote speaker Joel Wit, who is the State Department Agreed Framework Coordinator, and who led the recent US inspection visit to the suspect North Korean nuclear site at Kumchangri. Kurt Campbell, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, delivered concluding remarks. Panels convened on future prospects for North Korea, inter-Korean relations, regional actors and security issues, and US-Korea security cooperation: bilateralism and multilateralism. Contact: CNAPS, fax: 1-202-797-6003, e-mail: skordel@brook.edu website: http://www.brook.edu Conference report published in Korean and English by IFANS.
  3. 7th Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Co-operative Security in South Asia. Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, September 13-20. Sponsored by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo. Thirty young professionals from Bangladesh, China, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in the workshop. The faculty consisted of 20 experts from the countries of South Asia, China, Switzerland, US, Belgium and France. Professor Stephen P. Cohen of the Brookings Institution delivered the keynote address, "Changing Concepts of Security in the Modern World." Main topics focused on South Asia issues, included foreign policy and security perceptions, nuclear and disarmament issues, US-China-Southern Asia relations, confidence building measures, human rights, cooperative security, trade and economic cooperation opportunities and Kashmir. This year the project was funded with support from the W. Alton Jones Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Merck Fund and the Ploughshares Fund. Contact: Program Officer, RCSS, Colombo, fax: 941-599993, e-mail: rcss@sri.lanka.net website: http://www.rcss.org Keynote address full text available at RCSS website.
  4. US-China Relations on the Eve of the 21st Century. Washington, September 14. Hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). An invitation-only conference featuring leading figures from a cross-section of Administration, Congressional, business, academic, journalism and non-governmental organizations. Opening and closing comments were made by Gerrit Gong, Freeman Chair and Director, CSIS Asia Program; Ambassador Richard Fairbanks, President and CEO, CSIS; and George Fisher, Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak Company. The first presentation was titled "Sino-US Relations on the Eve of the 21st Century," presented by Susan Shirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; and H.E. Li Zhaoxing, Ambassador, Embassy of the PRC. The second presentation, "Future US-China Economic and Commercial Relations," was given by the Honorable David Dreier, US House of Representatives; the Honorable Max Baucus, US Senate; R. Fenton-May, Director, Operations Development, The Coca-Cola Company; and Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times. Following that, Ambassador Winston Lord; Thomas Palley, Assistant Public Policy Director, AFL-CIO; Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of Defense; and the Honorable Curt Weldon, US House of Representatives; discussed "Future US-China Political/Security Relations." Next, Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University, presented "China's Buried Past: Message for the Future." The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor, CSIS; and the Honorable Henry Kissinger, Counselor, CSIS; also spoke. Contact: CSIS, fax: 1-202-331-7048, website: http://www.csis.org Full conference transcripts available at the conference webpage: http://www.csis.org/asia/events/990914agenda.html
  5. A Changing Japan? (572nd Wilton Park Conference). West Sussex, England, September 27-October 1. Included presentations by scholars, businesspeople and government officials from China, Japan, Switzerland and the UK. The conference posed the following main questions: how will Japan develop as it enters the new century?, what are its political and economic prospects in the face of continuing pressure for change?, and are economic reforms adequate? Included a session on "What are the Priorities for Japan's Security Policy?" led by Paul Stares, Director of Studies, Japan Centre for International Exchange, Tokyo. Also included a session focused on Japanese foreign policy. Contact: Wilton Park Conferences, fax: 44-1903-897647, e-mail: admin@wiltonpark.org.uk website: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk
  6. 2nd Meeting of the French Institute of International Affairs and the China Reform Forum. Paris, October 7-8. Organized by the French Institute of International Affairs (IFRI) and the China Reform Forum. 12 Chinese participants from the academic and political realms and 35 French participants from the academic, political, administrative and business realms. Agenda items included stability and security (human security and economic development; socio-economic transition and stability); the Asian financial crisis and its consequences (the challenges of monetary stability and the Euro; solutions and prospects after the financial crisis; new social problem issues); and an overview on international regional security issues (American policy in the Asia Pacific and the Sino-American relationship; regional security and proliferation issues; evolution on the Korean Peninsula; evolution of the Taiwan issue; prospects for European defense). Funded by IFRI and the French Policy Planning Staff. Contact: François Godement, Senior Research Associate, and Régine Serra, Research Assistant, IFRI, fax: 33-1-40-61-60-60, e-mail: serra@ifri.org website: http://www.ifri.org or Chen Shuxun, China Reform Forum, e-mail: chenshuxun@crf.org.cn
  7. South Korean Delegation: The Current Political, Economic and Military Situation in North Korea. Washington, October 19. Part of the regular Northeast Asia Roundtable series organized by the Brookings Institution Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS), designed to enhance policy development and understanding of the pressing political, economic and security issues facing Northeast Asia, as well as understanding of US foreign policy toward the region. An invitation-only event attended by 4 South Korean governmental officials, 13 Brookings Institution scholars and 4 additional American participants. South Korean officials offered their views and solicited feedback on such topics as North Korea's relationship with China and Russia; the near-, middle-, and longer-term threat scenarios posed by the North Korean regime; and prospects for regime change and reform in North Korea. Contact: CNAPS, fax: 1-202- 797-6003, e-mail: skordel@brook.edu website: http://www.brook.edu Conference report published in Korean and English by IFANS.
  8. Emerging Southeast Asian Identities in an Era of Volatile Globalization. Vancouver, October 22-24. The joint international conference of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) and the Northwest Regional Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies (NWRCSEAS), held in conjunction with the Centre for Southeast Asia Research (CSEAR), Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Partial funding provided by the Ford Foundation and the UBC Hampton Fund. Approximately 133 participants, including 70 Canadians, 33 Americans, and attendees from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom and ROK. Participants included primarily academics and a selection of former Canadian ambassadors. Two dozen panels and close to 100 presentations broached a wide variety of topics--globalization; the Asian crisis; national, regional and localized impacts and responses (economic, political, social, environmental); as well as historical and cultural antecedents and concomitants. An important conference sub-theme was "Surviving the Asian Crisis: Impacts, Responses and Coping Strategies at Regional, National and Local Levels in Southeast Asia." A series of four conference panels examining the connections between development and security issues in Southeast Asia was organized by the Development and Security in Southeast Asia (DSSEA) Project, which is a collaborative venture of the York Centre for International and Security Studies (Canada), the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Philippines) and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia). Conference keynote address by Professor Gillian Hart, Geography, University of California at Berkeley, entitled "Disabling Discourses of Globalization: Reflections on Recent Changes in Southeast Asia." Contact: Geoff Hainsworth, Director, CSEAR, fax: 1-604-822-5207 e-mail: gbh@interchange.ubc.ca website: http://www.iar.ubc.ca Organizers plan to publish four or five volumes of proceedings in a new series of CSEAR Research Monographs.
  9. 10th ROK-US Defense Analysis Seminar. Seoul, October 25-28. Co-hosted by the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA) and the US Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army. Co-sponsored by ROK Army, Navy and Air Force Headquarters. The theme of the seminar was "Decision-Making in the Information Age." A gathering of more than 60 Korean and American defense experts from more than 20 defense institutes and organizations. There were a total of 64 presentations given throughout 6 different sessions: joint force development, acquisition analysis, defense resource management, manpower policy, C41 and information warfare and security policy and arms control. Highlights included a keynote speech by Stephen Bosworth, US Ambassador to the ROK, and the "Special Report on North Korea Policy" by Vice Minister Yang Young-Shik of the ROK Ministry of National Unification. Funding provided by ROK Ministry of National Defense and US Department of Defense. Contact: KIDA, Seoul, fax: 82-2-965-3295.
  10. China Beyond Fifty (583rd Wilton Park Conference). West Sussex, England, November 8-12. Including presentations by scholars, current and former government officials, businesspeople and journalists from Australia, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, the UK and the United States. An examination of China's domestic and foreign policy and its future place in the world. Key political, social, economic and strategic issues were examined from both Chinese and non-Chinese perspectives with a view to identifying the major global challenges of tomorrow. The conference included a session on "Current PRC and US National and Strategic Interests: How Will they Affect Sino-International Relationships?" led by Robert Broadfoot, Managing Director, Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Limited, Hong Kong SAR; Su Ge, Professor of International Relations and Assistant President of Foreign Affairs College, Beijing; and Douglas Paal, President, Asia-Pacific Policy Center, Washington DC. Contact: Wilton Park Conferences, fax: 44-1903-897647, e-mail: admin@wiltonpark.org.uk website: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk
  11. Asia-Pacific Regional Maritime Security Workshop. Halifax, December 1-3. A component of the Maritime Security and Oceans Policy Program of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. The third in a series of interdisciplinary workshops on regional maritime security. Eighteen presentations or commentaries were given by specialists from Canada and the United States. Approximately 70 people participated in all or part of the workshop from a variety of backgrounds including defence and foreign affairs policy-makers, university scholars, serving and retired naval and military officers, students, strategic consultants, politicians and United States foreign service officers. Workshop themes included regional political security and the naval balance in the East Asia-Pacific region, sustainable maritime resource development and the environment, regional economy and its relationship with seaborne trade and shipping, and the maritime dimension of human security in the region. Contact: Rear-Admiral Fred Crickard (Retd.), Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, fax: 1-902-494-3825, e-mail: centre@is.dal.ca website: http://www.dal.ca/~centre Workshop proceedings will be published in a monograph in April 2000.