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Feb 01

American Interests and an ASEAN-Centered East Asian Order

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In a speech in Hawaii last October, Secretary of State Clinton called ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) “a fulcrum for the region’s emerging regional architecture.” ASEAN has long sought precisely this role, and has sometimes actually served as a useful venue for consultations on political and security issues. But with China’s rise, the stakes are also rising. How prepared is ASEAN to be the center of Asia’s regional architecture on matters of war and peace and liberty today? What are the Administration’s plans for substantiating a central role for ASEAN? What are American interests in ASEAN’s role and where do its interest and ASEAN’s diverge? Should the U.S. hedge its bets on ASEAN and how? Join us for a discussion of these issues and others associated with Asia’s evolving organizational architecture and America’s interest in it.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Remarks by
Robert Scher
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

Followed by a Discussion with
James Clad
Senior Adviser for Asia, Center for Naval Analyses

Abraham M. Denmark
Director, Asia Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Hosted By

Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More