Professor Paul B. Stares, the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), was hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre for a private roundtable luncheon on the future of the Indo-Pacific.
- Professor Stares oversees the Council on Foreign Relation's Contingency Planning Memoranda and Council Special Reports on potential sources of instability and conflict. He has developed an illustrious career analysing the causes and triggers of unforeseen regional crises.
- Professor Stares challenged assumptions about the likely trajectory of the Indo-Pacific region over the course of the 21st Century. He outlined predictable and unlikely crises that could trigger and result from environmental destruction, over-population and inter-state conflict.
- In particular, he discussed six plausible crises and policy measures for prevention and mitigation. The efficacy of policy measures for prevention and response will have a profound effect on the political, economic and social development of the region.
is a Research and Program Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre