Power and diplomacy in Southeast Asia

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) flag leads the flags of the 10-member countries during the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in Singapore.

Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth interviews Bilahari Kausikan, the former permanent secretary of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on a range of current diplomatic and security issues in Southeast Asia, including Singapore’s role in the region, China’s rise, and the Trump administration’s approach to foreign policy.

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, Emily Horne, and our interns Tim Madden and Churon Bernier.

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