Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region is a two-week course for mid-career professionals in the national security community; it is a graduate-level training opportunity for those who seek an immersive education in Asia and strategy.


Through lectures, seminar discussions, conversations with senior practitioners, and simulations, participants will learn about:

The Regional Setting

  • Enduring U.S. interests in Asia

  • Strategic geography

  • Demographic and economic trends


The Regional Actors

  • The great powers

  • U.S. allies and partners

  • Local flashpoints and rivalries


Strategic Concepts

  • Long-term competition

  • Military innovation

  • Deterrence


Instruments of Statecraft

  • Diplomacy

  • Economic tools

  • Intelligence

The Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies

1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20036


Phone:  202-663-5785

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