Just back from Southeast Asia, Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth reports on the outcomes from the annual ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit, including the continued delay of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, China’s economic influence in the region, and how the Trump administration’s rhetoric and actions are being perceived in the region.
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Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies
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