American Leadership and the China Challenge in Southeast Asia
Recorded on April 24, 2009
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.