Currently the program manager for AEI's annual Executive Program on National Security Policy and Strategy, Michael Mazza has studied and lived in China. At AEI, Mr. Mazza studies defense policy in the Asia-Pacific, as well as Chinese military modernization, cross-Strait relations, and security on the Korean peninsula. He also writes regularly for AEI's Center for Defense Studies blog. In his previous capacity as a research assistant in AEI's Foreign and Defense Policy Studies department, Mr. Mazza contributed to studies on American strategy in Asia and on Taiwanese defense strategy. He is a 2010-2011 Foreign Policy Initiative Future Leader.
Program Manager, Executive Program on National Security Policy and Strategy, 2010-present; Research Assistant, 2008-2010, American Enterprise Institute
At this event, the authors of a recently released AEI report titled “Ensuring Japan’s critical resource security: Case studies in rare earth element and natural gas supplies” will discuss how both the US and Japan can take advantage of the convergence of Tokyo’s quest with America’s “pivot” and energy boom.
Japan's resource security concerns inform its foreign policy in important ways and provide new opportunities for increased US-Japanese cooperation. In addressing rare earth element and natural gas supply-chain vulnerabilities, Japan can develop new security relationships throughout Asia while strengthening existing ones.
Later this week, President Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California to discuss a series of key issues in the Sino-American relationship, including bilateral trade, mounting cybersecurity threats, global financial practices, and expanding military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. Although the location and the informality...