Toda Peace Institute Colloquium Tokyo
The Fourth Tokyo Colloquium organised by the Toda Peace Institute and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand will focus on “Economic Warfare and Conflict: Challenges to Peace and Stability in Northeast Asia.”
This year’s Tokyo Colloquium will explore the conflictual political and military consequences of economic warfare by which we mean tariff and trade wars and the use of other financial and fiscal instruments to promote national political interests. The general topic has to do with the future of the liberal world order in the face of economic and political nationalism.
Over the past 5 years, economic and financial instruments have been used to promote division and polarisation between states and economies as well as harmony, cooperation and global stability.
The 4th Tokyo Colloquium will explore:
- the economic, political and security consequences of America’s tariff war with China.
- the positive and negative impacts of economic sanctions on North Korea and Iran.
- the political and security consequences of Japan’s trade war with South Korea.
- ways in which financial instruments are being used to promote sovereign interests and the impacts of currency competitions and competitive devaluations on peace and stability in Northeast Asia and around the world. Negative economic instruments are having a major impact on highly integrated global production and supply chains.
- how economic and financial mechanisms can generate positive peace.