The United States, China, and Southeast Asia: Can ASEAN Find a New Strategic Equilibrium?

Kevin Rudd
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Asia Society Policy Institute
U.S.-China relations have now entered into a new structural phase. Officially, the Americans describe this as a change from 40 years of “strategic engagement” to a new period of “strategic competition.” The precise definition of strategic competition, as an operational rather than a declaratory strategy, has yet to fully emerge. But we would be foolish not to recognize that there has been a fundamental systemic shift in U.S. sentiment toward China
Diplomacy, International Affairs, Geopolitics
Political Geography