Ambassador Limasene Teatu Attends International Conference Co-Sponsored by Brookings Institution and National Chengchi University Discussed Risks to Asian Peace/涂莉梅大使參加由華府智庫「布魯金斯研究院」及國立政治大學主辦會議 / by Minute Taupo

On 17th June, 2019, H.E. Ambassador Limasene Teatu was invited to "The Risks to the Asian Peace: Avoiding Paths to Great Power War", co-organized by the Brookings Institute and College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University at Palais de Chine Hotel, Taipei.

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The one-day international conference attracted Taiwanese officials, diplomatic missions, academics and students to discuss issues connected to the risks to Asian Peace. The conference also featured a keynote speech by a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general, and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and current President of U.S.-based Brookings Institution General John R. Allen.

General Allen was particularly worried about the current situation in the South China Sea. He believed miscalculation and misjudgment in the area could trigger a catastrophic armed conflict that would impact a couple of generations in the region of East Asia.

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涂莉梅大使於2019年6月17日出席由華府智庫「布魯金斯研究院」與國立政治大學國際事務學院在臺北君品酒店共同舉辦「亞洲和平的風險:避免走上強權政爭之路」國際研討會。

中華民國外交部長吳釗燮就台灣當前對外情勢的挑戰及台美關係發表專題演說,接續由「布魯金斯研究院」講座資深研究員、前美國在台協會理事主席卜睿哲(Richard Bush)代該院副院長瓊斯(Bruce Jones)發表演說,卜氏強調應將美國與中國大陸日漸升高的衝突是為「非零和競賽」,而且必須理解到,如果這兩強發生戰爭,將沒有任何人是贏家。沒有任何人是贏家。

本次會議亮點係前美國陸戰隊上將艾倫(John R. Allen)分析東亞政軍局勢,渠認為當前東亞熱點中,朝鮮半島較為穩定,台海區域尚需觀察,南海發生擦槍走火意外為最令人擔心的熱點,而且如果東亞任一區域發生戰爭,那將會是一場毀滅性的戰爭。