Asia's Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century

When: May 1 2019 - 12:00pm until May 1 2019 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

Asia's Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century

An Indo-Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar and Book Launch featuring:

Dr. Andrew Yeo
Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies,
The Catholic University of America in Washington DC

Dr. Victor Cha (Discussant)
D.S. Song-KF Professorship in Government and International Affairs,
Georgetown University &
Senior Adviser for Asia and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Satu P. Limaye (Moderator)
Vice President, East-West Center &
Director, East-West Center in Washington

During the Cold War, the U.S. built a series of alliances with Asian nations to erect a bulwark against the spread of communism and provide security to the region. Despite pressure to end bilateral alliances in the post-Cold War world, they persist to this day, even as new multilateral institutions have sprung up around them. In this book launch event, Dr. Andrew Yeo discusses whether Asia’s evolving regional architecture, defined by a complex array of overlapping bilateral and multilateral institutions, enhances cooperation or exacerbates existing rivalries in the region. He addresses this question in light of the Trump administration's Asia strategy and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regional ambitions. Dr. Victor Cha will offer brief comments about the book, and add further insights on regional architecture and the future of Asian security order.

Click here to order copies of Dr. Yeo’s latest book, Asia’s Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century.

Wednesday, May 1
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
A light luncheon will be served. This seminar will be on-the-record and filmed.

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East-West Center in Washington
1819 L St, NW, Washington, DC. Sixth Floor Conference Room
This event is free and open to the public.

Andrew Yeo is Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. In addition to his most recent book, Asia’s Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century, Dr. Yeo is the author of Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests (Cambridge University Press 2011) and co-editor, with Danielle Chubb, North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Networks (Cambridge University Press 2018). His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, East Asian regionalism, Asian security, overseas basing strategy, civil society, Korean politics, and North Korea. Dr. Yeo’s scholarly publications have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Journal of East Asian Studies, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific among others. He contributes to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, and has appeared or been quoted in a variety of media outlets including MSNBC, Channel News Asia, CBS radio, Voice of America, RTHK-Hong Kong, The New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University, and B.A. in Psychology and International Studies magna cum laude, from Northwestern University.

Victor Cha holds the D.S. Song-KF Professorship in Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University. In 2009, he was also named as Senior Adviser for Asia and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is also a Senior Fellow in Human Freedom at the George W. Bush Institute. He left the White House in 2007 after serving since 2004 as Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. At the White House, he was responsible primarily for Japan, the Korean peninsula, Australia/New Zealand and Pacific Island nation affairs. Dr. Cha was also the Deputy Head of Delegation for the United States at the Six Party Talks in Beijing, and received two Outstanding Service commendations during his tenure at the NSC. He is the author of five books, including the award-winning Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (Stanford University Press) (winner of the 2000 Ohira Book Prize), and The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (Harper Collins Ecco, 2012) which was selected by Foreign Affairs as a “Best Book on the Asia-Pacific for 2012.” His newest book is Powerplay: Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia (Princeton University Press, 2016). He has testified before Congress numerous times on Asian security issues. In 2018, he joined NBC and MSNBC as a News Contributor. Prior to joining NBC, he had been a guest analyst for various media including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The Colbert Report, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox News, PBS, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, and National Public Radio. His op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Foreign Policy, Japan Times, and Financial Times. He holds a B.A., an M.I.A., and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, as well as an M.A. from Oxford University.

Satu Limaye is Vice President of the East-West Center and Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and edits the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also a Senior Advisor at CNA Corp (Center for Naval Analyses) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). He is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar. Dr. Limaye publishes and presents on a range of Indo-Pacific issues. Recent publications include: Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh and Brahmaputra River Politics (with Nilanthi Samaranayake and Joel Wuthnow); Why ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the US; The United States-Japan Alliance and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands; and Weighted West: The Indian Navy’s New Maritime Strategy, Capabilities, and Diplomacy.

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