The Economist in their latest “Economist Debate” – which is a permanent feature they run where they adapt the Oxford style of debating to an online forum – have proposed the moot: “that the rise of China’s military power is a threat to East Asian stability.” You can check out the opening arguments here. The debate will take place over a period of ten days where the original proposer and opposer will engage in a rebuttal and summing up of arguments. Readers can either vote on “aye” or “nay” or you can add your own take on the proposer’s/opposer’s remarks. After a mild advantage of 54-46 in favour of the moot, the debate has tightened up at exactly 50-50.  The rebuttals will be up on the 20th.

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Corey Wallace joined Japan Security Watch in 2011. He writes on Japan security-related topics, focusing on issues and stories that may not find their way into the English language media. He also hosts the blog Sigma1 where he writes on Japanese domestic politics and broader issues in international relations. Prior to taking up a PhD Corey was a participant on the JET program (2004-2007) and on returning to New Zealand he worked at the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology from 2007-2010 as a policy adviser. Corey lectures two courses at the University of Auckland. One is on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, which contains a significant focus on East Asia security issues. The other is a course on China's international relations. His primary academic interests before his current Japan focus were science and technology politics/policy, issues of ethnic identity, and Chinese modern history and politics. He carries over his interest in issues of identity and history into his PhD where he is looking at generationally situated concepts of national identity and their impact on foreign policy ideas in Japan.
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