Hervé Lemahieu
Hervé Lemahieu
Hervé Lemahieu is director of the Asian Power and Diplomacy Programme at the Lowy Institute in Sydney. His work analyses and quantifies shifts in the geo-economics, military balance, and diplomatic networks of Asia. In 2018, he launched the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, a data driven assessment of the regional distribution of power. Hervé joined Lowy from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies where he was research associate for political economy and security specialising in Southeast Asia. He has an MSc in global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford, and an MA in international relations and modern history from the University of St Andrews.

The US’ trade war with China is also a conflict with the rest of Asia due to the nature of global supply chains. While there is a need for the US to stand against China’s trade practices, it cannot go it alone and must consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

China is rapidly gaining on the US as an Asian regional power, and the Trump administration’s mismanagement of trade and diplomatic ties in the region threatens its most significant advantage