Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tian Shichen
Opinion

Opinion

Tian Shichen and Leon Zhang

How the US uses its Asian allies in great-power competition with China

  • The US defence secretary’s tour of Southeast Asia serves to apply pressure on its allies to choose sides
  • America’s claim of being a reliable partner and stabilising influence in the region should also be questioned in light of its wavering commitment in the past

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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