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Apr 24

American Leadership and the China Challenge in Southeast Asia

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

China's announcement last week of $25 billion in aid and credit for Southeast Asia raises perennial questions about China's influence in Southeast Asia and America's strategy for securing its own objectives.  Secretary Clinton's visit to Asia - including Indonesia - was a good sign about America's strategic priorities.  But what precisely should these priorities be?  What are the challenges to them?  How does America safeguard its alliances in a rapidly changing strategic environment?  And how important is American hard power to its position in Asia?

Join us as we seek answers to these questions and others with three expert panelists. 

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More About the Speakers

Dennis Wilder
Visiting Fellow,
The Brookings Institution

Dan Blumenthal
Resident Fellow,
American Enterprise Institute

Renato Cruz de Castro
Associate Professor,
De La Salle University,
Manila

Dr. Marvin Ott
Professor of National Security Policy,
National War College

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Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More