The Trans-Atlantic Relationship and Linkages to the Indo-Pacific

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Yuka Koshino is a researcher on foreign relations and security, defence and technology policy with a focus on Japan and US alliances in the Indo-Pacific region. As well as serving as an Associate Fellow at the IISS, she is an International Strategy Forum Fellow at Schmidt Futures and a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission.

Yuka was a member of the IISS research team between 2020 and 2023, serving as Research Fellow for Security and Technology Policy (2022–23) and Research Fellow for Japanese Security and Defence Policy (2020–21). She is the co-author of Japan’s Effectiveness as a Geo-Economic Actor: Navigating Great-Power Competition (Routledge, 2022) and co-editor of Japan and the IISS: Connecting Western and Japanese Strategic Thought from the Cold War to the War on Ukraine (Routledge, 2023).

Prior to joining the IISS, Yuka conducted research for the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She also provided policy and business analysis on Asia’s high-tech and defence industries at the Avascent Group and the Asia Group in Washington DC.

She previously reported and published news stories on Japanese political, economic and business affairs for the Wall Street Journal, Economist and Japan Times. She graduated from Keio University in 2016 with a BA in law and received an MA in Asian studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Bonnie S. Glaser is managing director of GMF’s Indo-Pacific program. She is also a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum. She is a co-author of US-Taiwan Relations: Will China’s Challenge Lead to a Crisis (Brookings Press, April 2023). She was previously senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Glaser has worked at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and US policy for more than three decades.

From 2008 to mid-2015, she was a senior adviser with the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, and from 2003 to 2008, she was a senior associate in the CSIS International Security Program. Prior to joining CSIS, she served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State. Ms. Glaser has published widely in academic and policy journals, including the Washington Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, International Security, Contemporary Southeast Asia, American Foreign Policy Interests, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, as well as in leading newspapers such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and in various edited volumes on Asian security. She is currently a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She served as a member of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board China Panel in 1997. Ms.

Glaser received her B.A. in political science from Boston University and her M.A. with concentrations in international economics and Chinese studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Emma Chanlett-Avery is Deputy Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington, DC office and the Director for Political-Security Affairs. Prior to this post, she served for 20 years as a Specialist in Asian Affairs at the Congressional Research Service, where she focused on U.S. relations with Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Thailand, and Singapore, with an emphasis on security issues and alliances. In 2023, she served as a Congressional Fellow on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, assisting the Chairman with drafting Asia policy legislation and preparing for hearings. Ms. Chanlett-Avery was a Presidential Management Fellow, with rotations in the State Department on the Korea Desk and at the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Bangkok, Thailand. She also worked in the Office of Policy Planning as a Harold Rosenthal Fellow. She is a member of the Mansfield Foundation U.S.–Japan Network for the Future and a Mansfield-Luce Asia Network Scholar. In 2016, she received the Kato Prize, awarded by Washington think tanks for strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Japan America Societies, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Japan America Society.

of Washington DC, and as a Trustee of International Student Conferences, Inc. Ms. Chanlett-Avery received an M.A. in international security policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and her B.A. in Russian Studies from Amherst College.

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