Alliance Requirements Roadmap: How Do Partners Counter A2/AD?
From August 2015 until April 2016, CNAS’ Asia-Pacific Security Program collected a compendium of working papers to complement its Alliance Requirements Roadmap paper series. These papers were foundational to the analysis in the final report, “Dynamic Balance: An Alliance Requirements Roadmap for the Asia-Pacific Region.”
CNAS commissioned these working papers and the Alliance Requirements Roadmap series from experts on the U.S.-Japan alliance, anti-access area denial (A2/AD) challenges, and partner countries in Asia. This compendium of working papers is divided into three sections—Japan, functional areas, and country perspectives. Each chapter examines an issue related to how allies and partners can counter A2/AD challenges in the Indo-Pacific in the short-term and long-term.
The working papers in this compendium appear here in their original, unedited format. The views expressed are not necessarily a reflection of CNAS’ views and are the authors’ alone. They are solely responsible for any errors in fact, analysis, or omission.
Reports in this Series
About the Project
From August 2015 until April 2016, the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program examined how the United States, together with its allies and partners, counter anti-access and area-denial (A2/AD) challenges in the Indo-Pacific in the short-term and long-term. A major part of this research focused on leveraging emerging technologies and concepts of operations associated with developing Third Offset and strategies. This study aims to recommend a practical and integrated strategy for bolstering a regional network of allies and partners.
Patrick M. Cronin
Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program
Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program
Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program