Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

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Contemporary maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific region with Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei.

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, delievered a lecture on contemporary maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, from the overall strategic environment to the implications of China's rising maritime capabilities.  

Admiral Takei joined the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in 1979. He assumed the duties as the 32nd Chief of Maritime Staff, JMSDF in October 2014 and retired from service in December 2016 after a 38-year career as a JMSDF officer. He is presently the Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished International Fellow at the US Naval War College.

The lecture will be chaired by RUSI Asia Studies Research Fellow, Veerle Nouwens.

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