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Is the US Ready to Expand Its Strategic Economic Footprint in Southeast Asia?
November 29, 2022

Is the US Ready to Expand Its Strategic Economic Footprint in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
During her recent visit to the Philippines, Vice President Kamala Harris indicated that the U.S. is ready to step up its economic engagement in strategic sectors.

President Biden Confirmed for Summits in Cambodia, Indonesia
October 31, 2022

President Biden Confirmed for Summits in Cambodia, Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris will represent the U.S. at the upcoming APEC Summit in Bangkok.
The US Fills ASEAN Ambassadorial Posting After 5-Year Vacancy
September 21, 2022

The US Fills ASEAN Ambassadorial Posting After 5-Year Vacancy

By Sebastian Strangio
The post has been filled by Yohannes Abraham, a former member of President Joe Biden's National Security Council.

ASEAN Should Harden Its Stance on Myanmar Junta, Blinken Says
July 11, 2022

ASEAN Should Harden Its Stance on Myanmar Junta, Blinken Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But the Southeast Asian bloc is unlikely to take the punitive line favored by the U.S. and its Western partners.

What Does ASEAN Centrality Mean to China? 
June 02, 2022

What Does ASEAN Centrality Mean to China? 

By Zhuoran Li
Beijing pays frequent lip service to the idea, but it also poses significant challenges to China’s Southeast Asian ambitions. 

US-ASEAN Special Summit Spotlights Coming Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
May 25, 2022

US-ASEAN Special Summit Spotlights Coming Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The pursuit of an elevated partnership provides a valuable opportunity for both sides to shape an updated, shared agenda.

Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World
May 18, 2022

Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with veteran academic Carl Thayer.
Assessing the Outcomes of the US-ASEAN Special Summit
May 17, 2022

Assessing the Outcomes of the US-ASEAN Special Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting fulfilled its purpose as a symbolic statement of American commitment, but came up short on the specifics.

US Credibility in ASEAN in the Shadow of the Ukraine Conflict
April 29, 2022

US Credibility in ASEAN in the Shadow of the Ukraine Conflict

By David Cohen and Alexandra Koch
Washington's deepening engagement with NATO has unsettled efforts to consolidate alliances and partnerships in Southeast Asia.

Cambodia Announces Postponement of Special US-ASEAN Summit
March 10, 2022

Cambodia Announces Postponement of Special US-ASEAN Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The March 28-29 meeting has been delayed due to scheduling clashes with some Southeast Asian governments.

Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy
February 12, 2022

Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
How has U.S. commitment to Southeast Asia changed over time? What do Southeast Asian states want from the United States?
As Summits Loom, Biden Administration Bolsters Engagement With Southeast Asia
August 02, 2021

As Summits Loom, Biden Administration Bolsters Engagement With Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
While differences remain, Washington's current efforts will go some way to allaying Southeast Asian concerns about U.S. disengagement from the region.

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