RIETI-ANU Symposium

Towards Comprehensive Regional Security in Asia


Security, economic and existential threats are increasingly entangled. Geopolitical tensions are increasing and making cooperation more difficult. Immediate economic challenges including slowing growth, rising debt, escalating inflation and supply chain disruptions, amplify the effects of the economic decoupling that is now in play. There is a real risk of unravelling an already fragile and weakened global order. The fulcrum of these risks is in East Asia.

Now is the time to reconsider the Japanese idea of comprehensive security for broader regional cooperation. Economic security is an important determinant of national security, as is energy security, management of risks from climate change and health security. Southeast Asia pursues comprehensive security in its economic and security engagement with dialogue partners but how can broader comprehensive regional security be realised?


  • Time and Date: 10:00-12:00 (JST), Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Languages: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Memo: Online (Live Stream)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Australian National University (ANU)
  • Contact: Ms. MARUTAKE, Conference Section, RIETI
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Opening Remarks

YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)

Keynote Speeches

NAKATANI Shinichi (State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Sri Mulyani INDRAWATI (Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia) *Video Message

Panel Discussion

Panelists (Order of appearance)

Danny QUAH (Dean, Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)

Mely CABALLERO-ANTHONY (Professor of International Relations; Associate Dean (International Engagement); Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies; President’s Chair in International Relations and Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Rizal SUKMA (Senior Fellow, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta)

URATA Shujiro (Chairman, RIETI)


Shiro ARMSTRONG (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre; Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research)

*Agenda is subject to change