David Lampton and Wang Jisi
How to prevent US-China rivalry from turning Southeast Asia into a conflict zone
- Both powers need to publicly agree on anti-hegemony, settle on ‘rules of the road’, particularly in the South China Sea, and start discussing arms control
- Beijing and Washington must not sleepwalk into war, or force Southeast Asia to choose sides
David M. Lampton is Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at Stanford University’s Asia-Pacific Research Centre, former dean of faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and former president of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His most recent book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was recently reissued in its second edition.
Wang Jisi is a Boya University Chair Professor and president of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University in Beijing, and a distinguished fellow of the Asia Society Policy Institute.