The Chinese and US flags. If their rivalry militarises further and pressures on nations escalate, South and Southeast Asia will lose a major opportunity for enshrining a future of peace and prosperity in their region. Photo: Shutterstock
The Chinese and US flags. If their rivalry militarises further and pressures on nations escalate, South and Southeast Asia will lose a major opportunity for enshrining a future of peace and prosperity in their region. Photo: Shutterstock
Sarang Shidore
Opinion

Opinion

Sarang Shidore

Why South and Southeast Asia must cooperate to prevent a new Cold War amid US-China rivalry

  • The Aukus alliance is the latest US move to counter China, and this steadily militarising rivalry could turn South and Southeast Asia into frontline states
  • But they can avoid this if they act together to pursue strategic convergence in their relations with the US and China to enshrine future peace and prosperity

The Chinese and US flags. If their rivalry militarises further and pressures on nations escalate, South and Southeast Asia will lose a major opportunity for enshrining a future of peace and prosperity in their region. Photo: Shutterstock
The Chinese and US flags. If their rivalry militarises further and pressures on nations escalate, South and Southeast Asia will lose a major opportunity for enshrining a future of peace and prosperity in their region. Photo: Shutterstock
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