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Rising Tensions in the East China Sea

Thursday, October 22, 2020   19:00 - 20:00

  • Alessio Patalano (ICAS Adjunct Fellow and Senior lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London)


Chinese activities in the waters around the Senkaku islands, known in China as Diaoyu, have undergone a significant change over the past few months. This is a potentially dangerous development for Sino–Japanese relations. In addition, the increased confrontation between China and the US, as well as India, could add fuel to the fire of an already combustible dispute.

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“Rising Tensions in the East China Sea”

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  Thursday 22 October 2020

Japan 19:00 (UTC+9) | London 11:00 | Brussels 12:00 | Washington, D.C. 06:00


Date & Time:
Thursday, October 22, 2020   19:00 - 20:00
John Bradford (Executive Director, YCAPS)
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This event is co-organized with Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Alessio Patalano

ICAS Adjunct Fellow and Senior lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Dr. Patalano is senior lecturer in War Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and specialises in East Asian maritime security, Sino-Japanese maritime relations, and Japanese naval history and strategy. From 2006 to 2014, he was Visiting Professor in Naval Strategy and East Asian Security at the Italian Naval War College (ISMM), Venice. In Japan, Dr. Patalano has been a Visiting Scholar at Aoyama Gakuin University and at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), both in Tokyo, and currently is Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus, and at the Japan Maritime Staff and Command College. Dr. Patalano has been nominated four times for the Excellent of Teaching Award at King’s College, whilst in the field of East Asian studies and security issues, he is establishing himself as one of the leading international experts on Japanese military history and post-war defence and security policy. Dr. Patalano’s monograph Post-war Japan as a Seapower: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience, and the Making of a Navy (Bloomsbury 2015) received international recognition and is currently being translated in Chinese language.

Dr. Patalano regularly comments on East Asian affairs on Radio Monocle 24, BBC World, SKY News, Al Jazeera, France 24, and contributes with op-eds to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun and British The Daily Telegraph (for more information visit Dr. Patalano’s lecturer page).