William Choong is a Senior Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. From 2013 to 2020, he was a Shangri-la Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
US in Southeast Asia: Democracy is (sort of) out, deterrence is in
It would be a stretch for ASEAN members to march to the beat of Mike Pompeo’s democracy drums in confronting China.
China and Japan’s island dispute
The issue is not whether Beijing would want to challenge Tokyo over the islands. The question is when, and how?