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II. Multilateral - Nongovernmental/Track II Meetings

  1. The Greater Mekong Subregion: Political and Security Implications for ASEAN
  2. Second Intellectual Dialogue on Building Asia's Tomorrow
  3. ASEAN-ISIS ASEAN 2020 Conference
  4. 4th Meeting of the Tokyo Forum for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
  5. International Forum on Peace and Security in the Taiwan Strait
  6. East-West Center Senior Seminar
  7. Asia-Pacific Security in a Time of Economic Recovery
  8. US-Japan Cooperation on Energy, Environment and Security in Northeast Asia
  9. Reinventing North Pacific Cooperation at the Century's End
  10. The State of Sino-American Relations
  11. China-US-Japan-Russian Relations in a Changing World
  12. 9th ASEAN Young Leaders' Forum
  13. Nuclear Arms Control: Australian and Regional Perspectives Towards 2000
  14. Peace and Security in Asia in the 21st Century (Asia-Pacific Journalists Meeting)
  15. International Consultation on Security in the South Asia and Asia-Pacific Regions
  16. 1st ASEAN-EU Think Tanks Meeting
  17. 12th Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Steering Committee Meeting
  18. In Quest of Human Security
  19. 2nd Symposium on Korea and the Search for Peace in Northeast Asia
  20. The Dynamics of Asia-Pacific Security: A Fin-de-Siècle Assessment (The 1999 Asia-Pacific Security Forum Conference)

    • The Greater Mekong Subregion: Political and Security Implications for ASEAN. Phnom Penh, July. Sponsored by the Cambodian Institution of Cooperation and Peace (CICP) as part of its Program on the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). In addition to Cambodian participants, the conference attracted participants from China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as scholars from Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. The Program on the GMS focuses on the role of Cambodia in the GMS, as well as the challenges confronting this subregional framework. The conference addressed issues of political and security dimensions in terms of the implications they have on the countries of the GMS in particular, and in relation to ASEAN countries as a whole. In this respect, problems of illegal trade and other cross border trade, illegal migration, environmental pollution and the threat to health with respect to the spread of AIDS/HIV were discussed in terms of the political and security implications they present for the GMS. Keynote addresses were made by Mr. Kazu Sakai of the Asian Development Bank, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and ASEAN Secretary General H.E. Rodolfo Severino. Contact: CICP, fax: 855-23-362-520, 855-23-722-759, e-mail: cicp@camnet.com.kh website: http://www.cicp.org
    • Second Intellectual Dialogue on Building Asia's Tomorrow. Singapore, July 12-13. Organized by the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Approximately 50 intellectuals from ASEAN countries, China, ROK and the US discussed the theme "Promoting Sustainable Development and Human Security." A lecture was given by Professor Amartya Sen. The conference had the goal of generating practical policy recommendations. Participants (1) assessed key issues in the emerging debate on sustainable development and human security in Asia and (2) focused on the role possibly played by global/regional institutions and civil society. Discussions centered on the following topics: "Good Governance--Is There an Asian Model?", "Social Safety Nets--How Desirable, How Feasible?", "Human Resource Development--Where to Invest in the Future?", "Protecting the Environment--How to Balance Economic Needs?", "The Role of Global Institutions," "The Role of Regional Institutions," "The Role of Civil Society," and "Defining an Intellectual Agenda for the Future." Contact: Makito Noda, JCIE, fax: 81-3-3443-7580, e-mail: makinoda@jcie.or.jp website: http://www.jcie.or.jp Conference report published fall 1999.
    • ASEAN-ISIS ASEAN 2020 Conference. Singapore, July 20-22. Organized by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs on behalf of ASEAN-ISIS. Sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency, Hans Seidel Foundation and the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The theme of the conference was "ASEAN: Vision, Crisis and Change." Scholars, commentators and government officials (in their private capacities) came together to discuss the ASEAN 2020 vision in the context of a need for change. Discussions were structured around six main sessions: "Economic Measures: How Bold, How Measured?", "Driving the ARF: Engine or Autopilot?", "A Community of Caring Peoples: Human Development and Human Rights," "The Lessons of Enlargement," "How We Engage or Cooperate" and "Institutionalizing ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific." Contact: Singapore Institute of International Affairs, fax: 65-733-6217, e-mail: siia@pacific.net.sg
    • 4th Meeting of the Tokyo Forum for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. Tokyo, July 23-25. Jointly organized by the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and the Hiroshima Peace Institute. 18 participants from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden, UK, Ukraine and the US. This was the fourth and final meeting of the grouping's one-year examination of ways to maintain and strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime and to promote global nuclear disarmament. The event was co-chaired by Nobuo Matsunaga, Vice Chairman of the JIIA, and Yasushi Akashi, former President of the Hiroshima Peace Institute. Results of the Forum were presented in person to both Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Contact: JIIA, e-mail: info@jiia.or.jp See the "Publications" section for information regarding the Report of the Tokyo Forum. The report is also available through the JIIA webpage: http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JIIA/conference/tokyo-forum.html
    • International Forum on Peace and Security in the Taiwan Strait. Taipei, July 26-28. Hosted by the 21st Century Foundation (Taipei) and co-sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (Washington, DC). Approximately 62 Taiwanese scholars, businesspeople and government officials participated. Approximately 44 other scholars, journalists and current or former government officials attended, from Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Philippines, ROK, Russia, Singapore and the United States. The main purpose of the forum was to undertake a comprehensive examination of the problems and dangers of the security situation in the Taiwan Strait and to map out viable strategies and measures that can facilitate the process of building peace and security in the region. Four key areas provided the focus: the origin, nature and structure of the security threat in the Taiwan Strait; regional involvements, concerns and approaches to the issue; future trends and scenarios of security development in the Strait; and competing strategies for shaping the security architecture of the region. Forum highlights included keynote addresses by Paul D. Wolfowitz, Dean, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Robert Livingston, President, The Livingston Group; and Hisahiko Okazaki, President, The Okazaki Institute. The first two days of the proceedings were devoted to the keynote addresses, as well as the presentation of 26 papers by leading security scholars and specialists from the Asia Pacific region. On the third day, overseas participants met with prominent Taiwanese political leaders (including President Lee Teng-hui) for informal dialogues. President Lee drew the attention of the group with comments on Taiwan and a "two states" theory. Contact: Ms. Jane Su, Forum Secretariat, 21st Century Foundation, Taipei, fax: 886-2-2723-5705, e-mail: t21cf@tpts4.seed.net.tw Papers presented at the forum, along with keynote speeches and commentaries, will be compiled, edited and published as a conference volume after the event.
    • East-West Center Senior Seminar. Honolulu, August 14-16. Charles E. Morrison, East-West Center (EWC) president, and Muthiah Alagappa, EWC director of studies, co-convened the seminar. Other seminar participants included Lee H. Hamilton, director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; William Perry, Institute of International Studies, Stanford University Center for International and Security Cooperation; Stephen Bosworth, US ambassador to Korea; Rodolfo C. Severino, ASEAN Secretary General; Kurt Michael Campbell, US deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific affairs; Hong-koo Lee, Korean ambassador to the US; Kenneth G. Lieberthal, special assistant to the President and senior director for Asia, US National Security Council; and Yukio Satoh, permanent representative of Japan to the United Nations. Also in attendance were representatives of the Pacific Forum/CSIS, the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, US CINCPAC, and several counsels general in Honolulu. The meeting explored three broad areas: the changing dynamics of the Asia Pacific region, issues in US-Asia Pacific policies, and elements of a US 21st century Asia Pacific policy. Highlights of topics included: US presence in the region, now and in the long term; tensions between multilateralism and unilateralism in US policy; the effects of American domestic and global interests on US regional policy; and the impact of the Kosovo experience. Contact: East-West Center, fax: 1-808-944-7376, e-mail: ewcinfo@ewc.hawaii.edu website: http://www.ewc.hawaii.edu The EWC plans to publish a summary of the major conclusions and recommendations reached at the seminar.
    • Asia-Pacific Security in a Time of Economic Recovery. Honolulu, August 30-September 2. The biennial conference of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS). Included government officials, military officers, scholars and businesspeople from more than 30 countries. Featured presentations by delegates from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States. A representative from the UNDP was also in attendance. The event was divided into two broad sessions: a day of subregional panels centered on presentations from officials representing the major countries of Asia; and a day of concurrent working group sessions that addressed themes and issues relevant to all countries in the region. With the exception of formal presentations, discussions were conducted on a non-attribution basis to encourage frank discussion. In addition to the subregion reports, main topics included arms proliferation, governance in an era of diminished expectations, Asian capitalism into the early 21st century, perspectives on the Chinese Defense White Paper, military roles in transnational security, the future of the Asia-Pacific community, demographic change in Asia and perspectives on the US-East Asia Strategy Report. Funded by the US Department of Defense. Contact: APCSS, Honolulu, fax: 1-808-971-8999, e-mail: pao@apcss.org website: http://www.apcss.org Conference report available at APCSS webpage: http://www.apcss.org/Report_Biennial_99.html
    • US-Japan Cooperation on Energy, Environment and Security in Northeast Asia. Berkeley, California, October 2-3. A workshop organized by the Energy, Security and Environment in Northeast Asia Network (ESENANet) of the Nautilus Institute. The ESENA Project was a collaborative effort between the Nautilus Institute (US) and the Center for Global Communications (Tokyo). Funders for the Project were the US-Japan Foundation and the Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership. 37 participants and 10 observers from the US, Japan and China, as well as 5 representatives of multilateral organizations (ADB, UNDP-GEF, World Bank) were in attendance. The main purpose of this final, synthesis workshop of the three-year ESENA Project was to finalize a set of recommendations for US-Japan cooperation on the nexus of energy, environmental and security issues in the region. Contact: Ken Wilkening, Program Officer, e-mail: esena@nautilus.org webpage: http://www.nautilus.org/esena Workshop papers and the ESENA Project final report are available on the ESENA Project webpage.
    • Reinventing North Pacific Cooperation at the Century's End. Hokkaido, October 19-20. The Eleventh Hokkaido Conference on North Pacific Issues. Organized by the North Pacific Advanced Research Center (NORPAC) and the National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA). 22 participants from research institutes in Canada (Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, Institute of Asian Research and Institute of International Relations/UBC); China (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/Institute of World Economy and Politics); Japan (NIRA, NORPAC, University of Shizuoka, International Research Center for Japanese Studies); Mongolia (Institute of Administration and Management Development, Center for Foreign Policy Studies/Ministry of External Relations); South Korea (Korea Development Institute); Russia (Russian Academy of Social Sciences/IMEMO); Taiwan (Taiwan Institute of Economic Research) and the United States (Brookings, Princeton University, Social Science Research Council). North Koreans did not attend, though academics from Korea University in Tokyo presented North Korean perspectives on the issues under discussion. These focused on the current state of regional cooperation in Northeast Asia, developments on the Korean Peninsula, energy development, and next steps in regional cooperation including the possibility of creating a consortium of research institutes interested in policy-related matters. Four papers were presented and are being circulated by the organizers. In an informal survey the participants were asked to identify ten individuals who had the greatest impact on international cooperation in the North Pacific in the past century. The name mentioned most frequently was Deng Xiaoping, followed by Mikhail Gorbachev, Kim Dae Jung, Richard Nixon, Akio Morita, Saburo Okita and Robert Scalapino. Financial support for the conference provided by NIRA and private organizations and government in Hokkaido Prefecture. Contact: Akio Matsue, NORPAC, fax: 81-11-832-7577, e-mail: takada@tyhr.hokkai-s-u.ac.jp The conference was followed on October 21 by a half-day "North Pacific International Forum" open to the public and attended by about 300 people.
    • The State of Sino-American Relations. Paris, October 21-22. A closed seminar organized by the French Institute of International Affairs (IFRI). Participants included 2 scholars from China, 2 scholars from the US, 10 French scholars and official representatives. Main topics discussed were the interplay of domestic and economic factors in the Sino-American relationship; strategic issues in the Sino-American relationship; and US, China, Europe: is there a triangle? Titles of papers presented: "Strategic Issues in Sino-American Relations (American View)," "Security Issues Between China and the United States (Chinese View)," "The Politics of US Trade Relations with China (American View)" and "The New Crisis and its Aftermath: Sino-US Relations Since the 1997-1998 Summits (Chinese View)." Funded by IFRI and the Delegation for Strategic Issues (French Ministry of Defense). 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 IFRI plans to publish a seminar summary.
    • China-US-Japan-Russian Relations in a Changing World. Beijing, October 22-23. An international conference organized by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies in cooperation with the Institute of American Studies, the Institute of Japanese Studies and the Center for Russian Studies in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Approximately 25 participants from Chinese universities and research centres, plus 19 foreign participants from universities and institutes in Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States. Session topics included: new challenges in international relations; China-US-Japan-Russian relations in the Asia-Pacific region; China-US, partners or competitors?; China-Russia, a reliable partnership?; China-Japan-US, breaking the security dilemma; and US-Japan-Russia, major issues. Papers are being revised and published in a volume edited by Zhang Yunling. Principal funding provided by the Ford Foundation. Contact: Guo Weihong, Conference Committee Secretary, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, fax: 86-10-6406-3041.
    • 9th ASEAN Young Leaders' Forum. Hanoi, October 28-30. Hosted by the Institute for International Relations, Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Supported by the Canadian International Development Agency and ASEAN-ISIS. The theme of the forum was "ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific: Young Generation's Perspectives." Participants included governmental, private sector and academic representatives from all the ASEAN countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand (4 from each), Brunei (2), Myanmar (2) and Vietnamese hosts. Sessions focused on ASEAN problems and challenges, environmental challenges in Southeast Asia, the regional economic crisis and ASEAN in the Asia-Pacific. The session on ASEAN problems and challenges in particular examined main political and security issues in the evolving ASEAN context. Contact: Institute for International Relations, Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs, website: http://www.mofa.gov.vn/english/index.html
    • Nuclear Arms Control: Australian and Regional Perspectives Towards 2000. Brisbane, Australia, October 29-30. Organized by the Department of Government, University of Queensland. Sponsored by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the University of Queensland. The conference was attended by academics and strategic analysts in arms control and international security, members of the diplomatic community, senior national security officials, students of regional security and international affairs and members of peace and disarmament NGOs. Three main themes were covered: (1) current problems in the nuclear non-proliferation regime, (2) diplomatic issues facing the 2000 NPT review conference and (3) new approaches to arms control and disarmament. Contact: Marianne Hanson, Department of Government, University of Queensland, fax: 61-7-3365-1388, e-mail: m.hanson@mailbox.uq.edu.au website: http://www.uq.oz.au/govt/conference/armscontrol.htm Keynote speech by the Honorable Alexander Downer MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, available at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade webpage: http://www.dfat.gov.au/media/speeches/foreign/991029_npt.html
    • Peace and Security in Asia in the 21st Century (Asia-Pacific Journalists Meeting). Tokyo, November 10. The fifth such annual meeting hosted by the Foreign Press Center Japan in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Foundation. Eight journalists from the Asia Pacific region participated, including the Tokyo bureau chiefs of the New York Times, South Korea's Hankok Ilbo and the China Youth Daily; senior editors from the Jakarta Post, Thailand's The Nation and Malaysia's new Straits Times; and two Japanese journalists. The main topics were the future of China and the meaning of globalization to Asia. Contact: Foreign Press Center Japan, fax: 81-3-3501-3622, e-mail: cp@fpcjpn.or.jp website: http://www.nttls.co.jp/fpc Conference transcript available at the Foreign Press Center Japan webpage: http://www.nttls.co.jp/fpc/e/gyouji/asia.html
    • International Consultation on Security in the South Asia and Asia-Pacific Regions. Port Dickson, Malaysia, November 15-18. Organized by the Oxford Research Group (UK) in cooperation with Ron McCoy, Malaysian Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. 35 participants, including political leaders, senior government officials and academic experts, from 15 countries in the region. The meeting analyzed the consequences of India and Pakistan's recent nuclear testing for the security of the South Asia and Asia-Pacific regions. It focused on issues of proliferation, as well as aspects of non-military security such as economic factors, shortage of energy supplies, environmental problems and religious and ethnic questions. The outcome of the consultation was the production of a set of recommendations for governments on security arrangements for the region in the 21st century, and mechanisms for their implementation. Contact: Oxford Research Group, UK, fax: 44-186-579-4652, e-mail: org@oxfrg.demon.co.uk website: http://www.oxfrg.demon.co.uk A summary of papers and recommendations will be published as "A Current Decisions Report" in March 2000.
    • 1st ASEAN-EU Think Tanks Meeting. Manila, November 27-28. Organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The conference theme was "Asia-Europe: Redefining the Partnership in the Next Millennium." In attendance were 11 European and 30 ASEAN participants. Some of the think tanks that participated were: the European Institute for Asian Studies, Asia-Europe Foundation, Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta), Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Institute of Foreign Affairs (Laos), Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Kuala Lumpur), Institute of Security and International Studies (Thailand), Philippine Center for Policy Studies, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of International Relations (Vietnam). The conference is the first in a series that seeks to bring together think tank organizations in Southeast Asia and Europe to discuss issues that affect ASEAN and EU relations and the role that think tanks play in this context. It also aims to make policy recommendations that will enhance ASEAN-Europe relations. The meeting discussed four main themes: Asia and Europe: Redefining the Partnership; How ASEAN Weighs in Europe; Addressing Stumbling Blocks to ASEAN-Europe Relations; and The Role of Think Tanks in ASEAN-Europe Relations. Contact: Malaya Ronas, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Philippines, fax: 632-921-1436, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
    • 12th Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Steering Committee Meeting. Seoul, December 2-3. Contact: CSCAP Korea, fax: 82-2-393-7272, e-mail: cscaprok@bubble.yonsei.ac.kr
    • In Quest of Human Security. Tokyo, December 11-12. The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) 40th Anniversary Symposium. Co-sponsored by the JIIA and the United Nations University. A total of fifteen guests from countries including Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, UK and the US met to discuss human security. Admission to the symposium was open to the public. The event opened with keynote addresses by Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and former UN Secretary-General Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali who each spoke on issues facing the post-Cold War international community from the perspective of placing greater importance on individuals. Sessions included: "Measures for Conflict Prevention," "Promotion of Sustainable Development," "Enhancement of Human Dignity" and "A Strategy for Consolidating Human Security." Contact: JIIA, e-mail: info@jiia.or.jp
    • 2nd Symposium on Korea and the Search for Peace in Northeast Asia. Kyoto, December 14-17. Chaired by Dr. Yasushi Akashi. Approximately 35 participants including academics, journalists and former officials from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States; and officials from Russia, Sweden and the United Nations. The purpose of the second symposium, as with the first which was held in December 1998, was to discuss problems which hinder a reduction of tension in the Korean Peninsula; and to assess the roles that could be played by confidence-building measures, humanitarian activities and other forms of international action in support of efforts by the two Koreas and major regional powers to facilitate a peaceful evolution in the situation and thus to strengthen regional security. The symposium involved a combination of plenary and working group discussions. Papers presented: Robert Scalapino, "The Korean Peninsula--Prospects and Policies;" Hajime Izumi, "Recent Development in North Korea and the Perry Initiative;" Arnold Kanter, "Strengthening Security and Stability in Northeast Asia: Prospects, Problems and Opportunities;" and Rashid Khalikov, "Korea and the Search for Peace in Northeast Asia: Relevant Humanitarian Issues."

      The Chairman's statement distributed after the symposium made the following key points. Though there are new dangers and concerns on the peninsula, limited progress has unmistakably been made in dealing with North Korea. Examples of this progress include the Perry Report, the Berlin agreement on suspending North Korean missile tests, Kim Dae Jung's policy of engagement of North Korea, the visit of a multi-party Japanese delegation to Pyongyang, the easing of the famine in the North, and the generally successful implementation of the Agreed Framework. At the same time there are new dangers and concerns, including the ongoing fragility of the North Korean economy, domestic political factors arising from upcoming elections in South Korea and the United States, and the emergence of potentially divisive issues including theatre missile defense and North Korea's pursuit of chemical and biological weapons.

      Recommendations put forward during the discussion included (1) lend support for enhanced policy coordination involving the United States, Japan and South Korea; policy consultation with China; and expanded consultations with Russia and the EU; (2) lend support for the efforts of the Kim Dae Jung government to engage North Korea in a wide range of economic and cultural activities, with the hope that these would reactivate North-South dialogue; (3) insulate, as far as possible, consultation efforts focusing on the peninsula from the ups and downs of bilateral relations between the great powers, and reaffirm the value of the 1994 Agreed Framework as an essential foundation for dealing with nuclear concerns; (4) encourage expanded North Korean participation in regional consultations and dialogues such as the ARF and APEC, and multilateral financial institutions such as the ADB, World Bank and IMF; and (5) lend support for UN-led humanitarian and technical assistance programs in North Korea, with additional support for other initiatives, especially those led by "middle powers," to expand academic and technical exchanges with North Korea.

      There are no plans to publish the papers. The full Chairman's statement is available on request. Contact: fax: 81-75-465-8160, e-mail: ritsconf@yahoo.com

    • The Dynamics of Asia-Pacific Security: A Fin-de-Siècle Assessment (The 1999 Asia-Pacific Security Forum Conference). Taipei, December 17-18. Organized by the Institute for National Policy Research (Taiwan) and co-sponsored by the Pacific Forum/CSIS (US), the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Philippines), and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (France). The third meeting in an annual series. Approximately 100 participants and observers from Taiwan, including serving and former government officials, academics, journalists, parliamentarians and NGO representatives. Also, approximately 25 academics, institute directors and retired officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. The conference included panels on "Changing Power Relations in the Asia-Pacific," "Missile Proliferation and Missile Defense," "Information Technology and Regional Security," "Multilateralism, Bilateralism and Minilateralism," "Domestic Sources of Regional Stability and Instability" and "Sino-US Relations and Regional Security." Tang Fei, Minister of National Defense; Raymond Burghardt, Director, American Institute in Taiwan; and Chi Su, Chairman, Mainland Affairs Council; offered luncheon and dinner remarks. Several of the foreign participants attended a special session with President Lee Teng-hui. A decision has not yet been made regarding whether or not a volume will be published including some or all of the 18 conference papers. Contact: Bo Tedards, Institute for National Policy Research, fax: 886-2-2696-2766, e-mail: inprpd@ms8.hinet.net The complete official transcript of the speech by Raymond Burghardt, entitled "The US Role in Asia-Pacific Security," is available at the Nautilus Institute website Global Peace and Security Special Reports section under "US-Taiwan relations": http://www.nautilus.org/napsnet/sr/index.html Conference papers available from Institute for National Policy Research website: http://www.inprnet.org.tw