(BGF) - Kosaku Dairokuno, Professor of Comparative Politics from Meiji University, Tokyo shared his thoughts about Building a Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific during the BGF’s online conference of July 2, 2014. He expected the U.S to be an active member in the Convention on the Law of the Sea, and a “Framework for Peace and Security” needs to be built in various regional get-togethers such as the East Asia Summit, APEC, ASEAN plus Three, etc. In dealing with the...

(BGF) – On July 2, we had an international online conference to build a Framework for peace and security in the Pacific as an effort to ease tensions in the East and South China Sea. The conference was moderated by Governor Michael Dukakis, three-term Governor of Massachusetts, 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee, and Chairman of the Boston Global Forum. In addition, the event featured contributions from Michael Fuchs, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S Department of State; the...

(BGF) - In the light of current conflicts in the East and South China Sea, the BGF launched an initiative to help ease the tension on July 2, which seeks to build a Framework to Peace and Security in the Pacific. Governor Michael Dukakis, three-term Governor of Massachusetts, 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee, and Chairman of the Boston Global Forum, introduced more about the purpose and plan of the program. For your convenience, the transcript is provided below. Hi, I’m Mike Dukakis,...

Over the past two years, the world has watched tensions escalate in the East and South China Sea. Recent activities have further inflated these tensions and are threatening the peace, stability, maritime security and safety in the East and South China Sea. In light of recent events, Boston Global Forum (BGF) Initiative has taken preliminary steps to help ease the tensions in the region. The Initiative will host an online international conference and humbly requests the participation of...

(BGF) - Recently, BGF was fortunate to have the chance to talk with Professor Shigeto Sonoda, professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Tokyo. BGF asked Professor Sonoda, who was a participant in BGF's April 24th conference, for his views on how resolve the tensions between China and Japan, as well as the role of the United States. Professor Sonoda's response, and thoughts on the conflict, are provided below. Prof. Sonoda: There are some measures that can be taken...