This program explores Southeast Asia as a nexus of strategic rivalry in the Indo-Pacific, with a focus on how regional actors are responding to China’s rise, how competition for influence is evolving and what challenges this poses for regional cohesion. Is Southeast Asia shifting towards a more China-centric order? How do regional states and institutions—especially ASEAN—figure in the Indo-Pacific balance of power? What other security challenges does the region face?
No security clearance required.