The Dynamics of U.S.-China-Southeast Asia Relations


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When: Jun 21 2016 - 12:30pm until Jun 21 2016 - 2:00pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Sixth Floor Conference Room, Washington DC, 20036

The Dynamics of U.S.-China-Southeast Asia Relations

An Asia Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar featuring:

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

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

Dr. Chin-Hao Huang
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale-NUS College

Dr. Evan S. Medeiros
Managing Director for Asia, Eurasia Group

The Dynamics of U.S.-China-Southeast Asia Relations from East-West Center on Vimeo.

From left to right: Dr. Huang, Dr. Gill, Dr. Medeiros, Dr. Goh, and Dr. Limaye.

Today at the East West Center in Washington there was a special briefing on the recently released report Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia and the Dynamics of U.S.-China-Southeast Asia Relations. The study, released on June 20, is the culmination of a two-year MacArthur Foundation supported grant.

Supported by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, this project has previously produced three country-specific reports, the result of in-country research. This important capstone report builds on these country reports to provide an in-depth assessment of the emerging and increasingly competitive strategic dynamic amongst the US, China and Southeast Asia, and provides recommendations for the incoming US administration and Congress.

Dr. Bates Gill, Dr. Evelyn Goh and Dr. Chin-Hao Huang presented this report and discuss its findings at the East-West Center in Washington. Dr. Evan Medeiros offered comments on the report and its conclusions.

Dr. Bates Gill is currently Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. Prior to his position in Canberra, he was Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre (2012-2015), Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2007-2012), held the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and was Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and the inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He received his PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Evelyn Goh has published widely on U.S.-China relations, regional security order in East Asia, and Southeast Asian strategies towards great powers. These include The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2013) and "Great Powers and Hierarchical Order in Southeast Asia: Analyzing Regional Security Strategies", International Security 32:3 (Winter 2007/8). Most recently, she edited the volume Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia (Oxford University Press, 2016). Evelyn moved to Australia and the ANU in August 2013, and has held previous faculty positions at Royal Holloway University of London (2009-13); the University of Oxford (2006-8); and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore (2002-5).

Dr. Chin-Hao Huang specializes in the international relations of East Asia. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association best paper award for his research on China’s compliance behavior in multilateral security institutions, and has testified and presented his work on China’s foreign affairs before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California and B.S. with honors from Georgetown University.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Sarah Wang
Phone: 202-327-9755