Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

US-Asean relations: focus on China competition risks ruining Biden’s diplomatic outreach

  • The Biden administration’s approach to Southeast Asia is a clear upgrade from the Trump era, but it still leaves much to be desired
  • The focus on competition with China and values-based foreign policy could short-circuit US efforts to shore up its influence in the region

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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