Changing Southeast Asia: The Role of China, the United States, Japan and ASEAN
Southeast Asia’s international perspective has been changing sharply in the twenty-first century. A multipolar structure has emerged, in which China, the U.S. and Japan work together with ASEAN to maintain peace, stability and prosperity in the region. Success in this endeavor depends largely on ASEAN’s influence and role. ASEAN understands China’s influence in the Southeast Asia is rising, while the U.S. is a “moderate superpower”; therefore, it is necessary to expand the impact and presence of the U.S. and Japan in order to counterbalance China. Despite China’s rise and the changing political landscape in Southeast Asia, the U.S. will continue to play an important role in the region.
Engaging The Indo-Pacific: Some Pointers For Europe
The regional dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Region (IPR), especially maritime security-related, are distinctly different from other regions, especially Europe. There are existential sub-regional dynamics that vary across the IPR, which […]
Taiwan: Tokyo’s New Ally?
In December 2022, the back-to-back visits by senior Japanese lawmakers, Koichi Hagiuda, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Policy Research Council chairman, and Hiroshige Seko, the upper house secretary general […]
ASEAN’s Evolving Alignment Strategy in the South China Sea: Between Middle and Major Power Dynamics
ASEAN is a region of vital strategic importance where the United States’ Indo-Pacific strategy and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) collide. To avert geopolitical uncertainty and to avoid being […]