Sino-American Competition: regional security implications in the Asia-Pacific

Tuesday 26 October 2021, 14:00 to 15:00

How will the prolonged strategic competition between the United States and China impinge on regional security in the Asia-Pacific? In what ways are developments like the increased range and accuracy of ballistic missile technology and the emergence of cyber- and space as domains of military contestation affecting Sino-American competition, and the military balance in the Asia-Pacific more specifically? What role do US regional allies and partners play with regards to the above challenges and domains? How can Chinese hybrid warfare be countered? What lessons can Europeans learn from Asia-Pacific countries in this area, both in relation to China’s influence operations in Europe as well as Russian forms of hybrid warfare?

The recording of the webinar can be found below:



  • Luis Simon, Director, CSDS, Brussels School of Governance


  • James H. Mackey, Director, Security Policy and Partnerships, Political Affairs Division, NATO
  • Thomas G. Mahnken, President, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
  • Yifeng Tao, Associate Professor, National Taiwan University