Keio Center for Strategy

24 June 2024

KCS × Nikkei Inc. × Stanford University
The Liberal International Order in the Indo-Pacific

On June 24, 2024, Keio Center for Strategy (KCS), in collaboration with Nikkei Inc. and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, held a public symposium titled ‘The Liberal International Order in the Indo-Pacific’.

In session1, titled ‘What East Asia Should Learn from Europe: The Connectivity of European and Indo-Pacific Security’, the speakers discussed the security linkages between Europe and East Asia. Topics included: the lessons China has learned from the war in Ukraine; its strategy for reunification with Taiwan (that does not necessarily prioritize military action); its contrasting policies used in seeking change of the current international order; and finally, Russia. Additionally, participants discussed various perspectives on balancing military deterrence and activities that Beijing could consider as provocations in Japan-U.S. policies, as well as the potential impact of the U.S. presidential election on ongoing conflicts. 

You can watch the recorded video  of this symposium on the Nikkei Global Events channel. 


  • Michael McFaul (Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies – FSI, Stanford University/ Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia)
  • Oriana Skylar Mastro (Center Fellow, FSI, Stanford University / Non-Resident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute)
  • Satoru Mori (Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University / Deputy Director, KCS)
  • Michito Tsuruoka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University / Deputy Director, KCS)


Akio Fujii (Executive Chair of Editorial Board, Nikkei Inc.)

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