Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia
The Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) recently hosted a panel discussion in Washington DC, on Tuesday, 1 December 2015, on the Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia Project. Dr Evelyn Goh, Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, based at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, participated as part of the project team.
The event delivered perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on three newly-released studies assessing how three Southeast Asian countries - Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam - are developing closer security-related ties with the United States and balancing them against relations with China.
Based on field research by some of the world's leading experts on these three countries, the studies offer an up-to-date assessment of U.S. and Chinese engagement in the dynamic Southeast Asia region.
The Emerging U.S. Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia Project is led by principal investigator, Dr Bates Gill, visiting Professor from the United States Studies Centre, based at the University of Sydney. Team members include Dr Evelyn Goh; Dr Chin-Hao Huang, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Yale-NUS College in Singapore; Dr Jürgen Haacke, Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Dr Natasha Hamilton-Hart, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland Business School; Bill Hayton, Writer on Southeast Asia, reporter and producer; and William Read, Research Assistant and Project Coordinator.