Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Will US shadowboxing with China in Southeast Asia reap rewards in 2022?

  • In 2021, the US has reset frayed relations with Asean, institutionalised defence and strategic cooperation with fellow Indo-Pacific powers, and effectively countered China’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’ in Asia
  • But the Biden administration may end up disappointing its regional allies if it fails to follow through on its hyperactive diplomacy next year

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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