September 29, 2009

CNAS Releases Transcript of Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Remarks

WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 -The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg for a keynote address at an event marking the launch of the new CNAS report, China's Arrival, on Thursday, September 24. Secretary Steinberg's address laid out the Obama Administration's vision for the future of the U.S.-China relationship. The transcript and full video are now available on the CNAS website.

The event featured a distinguished panel including Dr. Patrick Cronin, who will join the CNAS team next month as Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program; Abraham Denmark, Fellow at CNAS; Dr. Michael Green, Associate Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University and Japan Chair at CSIS; and Robert Kaplan, Senior Fellow at CNAS. The panel discussion addressed the ever expanding U.S.-China relationship and how the United States should engage China amidst uncertainty about its long-term intentions and how to balance this important relationship against concerns regarding China's behavior in the international community.

CNAS is honored Dr. Patrick Cronin will join the team as Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program.  He is currently the Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University and co-author of the recently released report Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America's Security Role in a Changing World. Cronin has had a 25-year career inside government and academic research centers, spanning defense affairs, foreign policy, and development assistance. He has previously served as Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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