Evan A Laksmana shares his views on changing dynamics between China and Southeast Asian countries, the influence of domestic elites, China’s vaccine diplomacy, and why RCEP should not be seen as a China-led agreement.
Shen Dingli, Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies and adviser on arms control and regional security, talks to YCW about the most pressing security issues facing China, spanning land reclamation in the South China Sea, Sino-U.S. relations, agitation from Pyongyang, Taiwan and tension with India. A must read for any China-watchers with a security focus.
Ernie Bower, founder and CEO of BowerGroupAsia, a consulting firm, speaks to YCW about U.S. policy toward ASEAN countries under the Trump administration and where he would go in Asia if he was starting out in his career today.
Can popular nationalism towards China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea be contained? Read on for Billy Gore’s take on Beijing’s assertive stance, and how muscle-flexing may be a political tactic with low risk.
Why does institutionalized security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remain fragmented? What is the way forward after the arbitration tribunal’s verdict on the South China Sea? Dr. Gudrun Wacker from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) tells us about conflict management in the South China Sea and the role of Europe and Germany in Asian security.