On Thursday July 23, 2015, Dr. Mira Rapp Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on America’s security role in the South China Sea. Watch the video and read testimonies below.


Patrick M. Cronin, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor and Senior Director
Asia-Pacific Security Program
Center for a New American Security
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Andrew S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
China Maritime Studies Institute
U.S. Naval War College
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Mira Rapp Hooper, Ph.D.
Fellow, Asia Program
Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Center for Strategic & International Studies
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Michael D. Swaine, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Asia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
[full text of statement]

About AMTI Leadership

Dr. Michael Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Executive Advisor to AMTI. Gregory B. Poling is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia and director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at CSIS.