The respective visits of Vice President Kamala Harris and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Southeast Asia signaled the United States’ latest moves to wield influence in the region amid China’s dominance.
On Thursday, September 16, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to analyst Gregory Poling on what these visits mean, as well as US policy in Southeast Asia and its evolution in recent years.
Poling is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies–Southeast Asia Program. He also serves as director of the center’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative.
What should Washington prioritize in its agenda in the region? What will US policy look like in the future? – Rappler.com
Watch previous Southeast Asia Speaks episodes:
- 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