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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
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
Followed by a Discussion with
Senior Adviser for Asia, Center for Naval Analyses
Abraham M. Denmark
Director, Asia Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Director, Asian Studies Center