Episode 3: Blue Water Horizon: Building Maritime Capacity in the Indo-Pacific

Episode 3: Blue Water Horizon: Building Maritime Capacity in the Indo-Pacific


Scott Edwards, Jada Fraser



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Guests Jada Fraser and Dr. Scott Edwards join host Col. Dave Brown and co-host Dr. Curtis Bell to analyze the continuing and growing need for broad and comprehensive maritime collaboration to protect shared commerce and increase security across the vastness of the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific.



Curtis Bell, Ph.D.: Associate Professor and Director of the Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course at the U.S. Naval War College. He has worked on five continents and presented to audiences including the African Union and United Nations. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, several academic journals. He is also the founder of Stable Seas, and developer of the Maritime Security Index.

Jada Fraser: Graduate student in Asian Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs. Ms. Fraser recently studied Japanese in Tokyo and served on an internship with US Indo-PACOM command. She is an author in her own right on aspects of countering China maritime coercion and particularly security alliance partnering in the Pacific.

Scott Edwards, Ph.D.: Lecturer at the University of Reading and Research Fellow at the Yokosuka Council on Asia Pacific Studies. Dr. Edwards’ research and publication interests center on Southeast Asia’s maritime issues and the building of maritime security governance, within the Indo-Pacific. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, and was formerly a postdoctoral research associate at both the University of Bristol and at the University of Leeds.

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U.S. Naval War College, Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, CIWAG, Irregular Warfare, IW, Curtis Bell, Jada Fraser, Scott Edwards, Trident, Indo-Pacific, US Indo-Pacific Strategy, Quad, Maritime Security, Mini-Lateral, AUKUS, Coast Guard, Maritime, Gray Zone, Southeast Asia, Sea Power, Maritime Governance

Episode 3: Blue Water Horizon: Building Maritime Capacity in the Indo-Pacific