US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses employees on his first day of work at the Department of State on January 27. Photo: Zuma Wire US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses employees on his first day of work at the Department of State on January 27. Photo: Zuma Wire
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses employees on his first day of work at the Department of State on January 27. Photo: Zuma Wire
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

A Biden administration that’s tough on China faces three main challenges in Southeast Asia

  • Biden officials favour a refined version of the Trumpian strategy in Asia. However, they face shaky alliances, scepticism about US foreign policy and an increasingly dominant China, which has brought tangible economic benefits to the region

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses employees on his first day of work at the Department of State on January 27. Photo: Zuma Wire US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses employees on his first day of work at the Department of State on January 27. Photo: Zuma Wire
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses employees on his first day of work at the Department of State on January 27. Photo: Zuma Wire
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"