The testing ground: China’s rising influence in Southeast Asia and regional responses

Executive Summary This paper examines China‚Äôs foreign policy toward Southeast Asia in the context of its neighborhood diplomacy more broadly. It describes how China is navigating between the competing imperatives of pulling the region closer to it economically via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), while at the same time seeking to consolidate control over … Continue reading The testing ground: China’s rising influence in Southeast Asia and regional responses