U.S. in Southeast Asia
November 10, 2022
The Cost of Biden’s APEC Absence
By Sam Baron
President Joe Biden’s decision to skip the APEC Leaders' Meeting sends the wrong message about the U.S. economic commitment to Southeast Asia.
May 18, 2022
US-ASEAN Summit a Missed Opportunity to Tackle Shrinking Civic Space Across the Region
By Pornpen Khongkachonkiet
Civil society across ASEAN is struggling to survive in the face of growing repression. Countering this alarming trend must be a top priority for the U.S.
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.
March 25, 2022
America’s Aid Imperium and Human Rights in Southeast Asia
By Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr.
Has U.S. foreign aid led to advancements in rights or increased repression in Southeast Asia?
August 27, 2021
Kamala Harris’ Southeast Asia Visit Shows Biden’s Southeast Asia Policy Still Lacks a Clear Roadmap
By Xirui Li and Dingding Chen
The expansion of U.S. cooperation with Southeast Asia was a welcome step, but the question of long-term strategy remains.
August 21, 2021
Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?
By Alexander L. Vuving
The momentum is now set for the two countries to announce their long overdue strategic partnership the next time their top leaders meet in person.
February 01, 2021
Richard Heydarian on Southeast Asia’s Eventful Year
By Sebastian Strangio
What does 2021 hold for Southeast Asia?
October 16, 2020
Hedging, Over Commitment, and the Escalating Risk of Conflict in Southeast Asia
By Hunter Marston and Thomas Bruce
The U.S.-China rivalry is turning Southeast Asia into a major potential flashpoint.
September 01, 2020
How the US Can Win Back Southeast Asia
By Charles Dunst
President Trump has done damage to America’s image, but the U.S. can still secure its abiding regional interests.
February 29, 2020
Making the Most of US-ASEAN Ties, Even Without the Vegas Summit
By Charles Dunst and Hunter Marston
To regain its advantage in Southeast Asia, Washington must redefine the terms of competition.
February 14, 2020
US Must Recapture Lost Ground in Southeast Asia or Risk Being Shut Out
By John Goyer
The “State of Southeast Asia 2020” report is a warning bell for American influence in the region.
August 07, 2018
Can the US Compete With China in Southeast Asia?
By Dingding Chen and You Wang
Both countries have advantages in Southeast Asia, and the competition will be a long game.
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