Young Strategists Forum
The Young Strategists Forum (YSF) seeks to develop a new generation of strategic thinkers for an age of constrained resources and mounting international challenges. The program involves seminars, simulations, and study tours, with a focus on the U.S.-Japan alliance and its role in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants are selected through a competitive process, open to emerging leaders—academics, journalists, policymakers, politicians, business professionals, and military officers—between the ages of 25 and 39, from the United States, Europe, Japan, and other likeminded Asian countries. Held in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the program is co-led by GMF Senior Advisor Dr. Daniel M. Kliman and Asia Program Coordinator Sharon Stirling-Woolsey, with Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Princeton Professor Dr. Aaron Friedberg serving as faculty.
For more information on YSF please contact Sharon Stirling-Woolsey.
Past Young Strategists Forums
Young Strategists Forum Paper Series
Cultivating a new generation of strategic thinkers in the United States, Europe, and other major Asian democracies requires more than a single conference. To achieve this objective, GMF initiated the Young Strategists Paper Series to give Forum participants a new platform for voicing their perspectives on key military, political, and economic issues. The policy papers resulting from the 2012 and 2013 Young Strategists Forums can be found below.
An Anglo-French “Pivot”? The Future Drivers Of Europe-Asia Cooperation
September 03, 2014 Anna di Mattia, Julia M. Macdonald
This policy brief explores the importance of Asia for the U.K. and France.
A Modi-Fication Of The India-Japan Relationship?
September 03, 2014 Michael C. Horowitz, Vipin Narang
This policy brief explains that India and Japan may be poised for a significant upgrade in their bilateral relationship.
Developing A Future Partnership Between Japan And South Korea For Regional Stability In East Asia
September 03, 2014 Masahiko Ando, Wei C. Chou, Aoi Fujita
This policy brief argues that Japan and South Korea can establish closer ties by elevating shared security challenges and economic opportunities above bilateral issues.
The U.S.-Japan Alliance In A Time Of Transition
Sheena Chestnut Greitens & Caitlin Talmadge, July 2013
Challenges Of A Multipolar World: The United States, India, And The European Union In The Asia-Pacific
Rohan Mukherjee & Clara Marina O’Donnell, July 2013
Indonesia And The Asia-Pacific: Opportunities And Challenges For Middle Power Diplomacy
Santo Darmosumarto, July 2013
Europe's Eastward Gaze: How Far Should It Reach?
Frédéric Van Kerrebroeck, July 2013
The Geopolitics of Chinese Access Diplomacy
Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy & Guy M. Snodgrass, May 2012
The Wider Front: The Indian Ocean and AirSea Battle
Iskander Luke Rehman, May 2012
Prospects for Establishing a U.S.-Australia-Singapore Security Arrangement: The Australian Perspective
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, May 2012
Japan’s China Policy — Engagement, but for How Long?
Victoria Tuke, May 2012