Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
Bilahari Kausikan
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Southeast Asia’s complex dance with China, US explored in new book

  • David Shambaugh’s ‘Where Great Powers Meet’ offers a nuanced look at Asean states’ diplomatic manoeuvres amid the US-China rivalry, Bilahari Kausikan says in this book review
  • In a country-by-country analysis, Shambaugh shows how Southeast Asian relations with Washington have in most cases expanded, even as Beijing’s footprint has grown

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, proposes a toast to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state banquet in Manila in 2018. Photo: AP
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Bilahari Kausikan

Bilahari Kausikan

Bilahari Kausikan is the former Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Foreign Ministry.