A new security agreement forged by Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States is seen as a significant development in a bid to strengthen the security in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Philippines said it will support the AUKUS pact, in contrast to the stance of neighboring countries Indonesia and Malaysia.
On Thursday, October 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to analyst Ashley Townshend on how the AUKUS alliance will impact geopolitics in Southeast Asia.
Townshend is the director of foreign policy and defense at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and an expert on international security and strategic affairs.
What led to this alliance between the three countries? How will it affect the rising global power and influence of China? – Rappler.com
Watch previous Southeast Asia Speaks episodes:
- Analyst Gregory Poling on US policy in the region
- Legal scholar Erik Jensen on what’s next for Afghanistan
- Ex-navy chief Giovanni Bacordo on dealing with Chinese incursions in West PH Sea
- UN’s Olivier Lermet on the illegal drug trade amid pandemic
- Ex-DOH chief Manuel Dayrit on lessons from global responses to COVID-19
- Lawyer Peter Robinson on hurdles faced by ICC
- Political scientist Mark Thompson on the Philippines under Duterte
- Marine scientist Deo Onda on protecting West PH Sea resources
- Walden Bello on Rodrigo Duterte and fascism
- Analyst Joshua Kurlantzick on what ASEAN can do vs Myanmar coup
- Analyst Ben Bland on China’s pandemic diplomacy
- Antonio Carpio on West PH Sea and leading a political movement
- Lawyer Ruben Carranza on what new ICC prosecutor means for the Philippines
- Journalist Gwen Robinson on the future of Myanmar
- Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong on Singapore’s leadership during COVID-19 pandemic