Shuxian Luo
Shuxian Luo
Shuxian Luo is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Foreign Policy programme at the Brookings Institution. She received her PhD in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her research interests include China’s foreign policy especially crisis behaviour and decision-making, maritime security in the Indo-Pacific, and US relations with Asia.

Asean’s chronic inability to speak with one voice leaves the South China Sea an arena for growing friction between the US and China. It can still play an important role, but it no longer enjoys the luxury of time in establishing itself as an effective geostrategic buffer.

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