How is the threat of terrorism defined in the East Asia Pacific? Who are the actors and what are their objectives? What are the technologies of terrorism and appropriate policy measures to combat the evolving threat? Moreover, how do individual states and the international community ensure that counterterrorism policies protect individual rights under the rule of law?
On December 4, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted distinguished U.S. and Asian counterterrorism experts to articulate the terrorist threat in East Asia and how it has evolved in the region. Panelists also assessed the mechanisms for protecting civil liberties and good governance under a counterterrorism strategy, as well as its implications for regional and international cooperation. This conference is part of the Asia Transnational Threats Forum, an interdisciplinary forum launched by the Brookings Korea Chair that harnesses the collective expertise of U.S. and foreign partners to tackle key strategic issues affecting all of Asia. The first event was on cybersecurity in Asia on June 14, 2018.
Following each session, panelists took questions from the audience.
Panel I: Counterterrorism in East Asia
Panel II: Implications of counterterrorism policies
Counterterrorism in East Asia
PanelistAudrey Kurth Cronin Professor of International Security - School of International Service, American UniversityMayuko Hori Chief Officer, Counter Terrorism Cooperation Unit - International Safety and Security Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Implications of counterterrorism policies