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.