China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia: U.S.-China Rela…



Distinguished experts explain the economic trends and varied political goals at work in Southeast Asia.

With China’s emergence as a powerful entity in Southeast Asia, the region has become an unlikely site of conflict between two of the world’s great powers. The United States, historically regarded as the protector of Pacific Southeast Asia—consisting of nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia—is now called upon to respond to what many would consider bullying…