Launch event: New report on US-China strategic competition in Southeast Asia

When

5.30pm–7.30pm

12 July 2016

Where

Australian National University

Type

Launch event

Topics

Foreign policy, defence and strategy

The Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in Canberra hosted a special briefing on the United States Studies Centre's new report, Dynamics of US-China-Southeast Asia Relations. The study marks the culmination of a two-year project, Emerging US Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

With Southeast Asia increasingly an arena for strategic competition between the United States and China, this timely study assesses the economic, diplomatic and security drivers which shape the complex triangular dynamic of US-China-Southeast Asia relations today and for the future. The report provides recommendations for the incoming US administration and Congress and US partners in the region.

Project investigators Dr Bates Gill, Dr Evelyn Goh and Dr Chin-Hao Huang discussed their findings at this forum.

Featuring

  • Dr Bates Gill
    Dr Bates Gill
    Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies, Australian National University

    Bates Gill was CEO of the US Studies Centre from 2012-2015. He is Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Previously, he was Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent think tank recognised as one of the world’s top ten research institutes in international affairs.

  • Dr Evelyn Goh
    Dr Evelyn Goh
    Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, Australian National University

    Evelyn Goh co-authored the paper "The Dynamics of US-China-Southeast Asia Relations" in June 2016 as part of the US Studies Centre's wider research and outreach project on emerging US security partnerships in Southeast Asia. She is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, where she is also the director of research for the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

  • Dr Chin-Hao Huang
    Dr Chin-Hao Huang
    Assistant Professor , Yale-NUS College

    Chin-Hao Huang co-authored the paper "The Dynamics of US-China-Southeast Asia Relations" in June 2016 as part of the US Studies Centre's wider research and outreach project on emerging US security partnerships in Southeast Asia. Huang is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale-NUS College and specialises in international politics, particularly in relation to China and Asia.

The Emerging US Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia 2014-2016 Program receives funding support from the following partners