Speeches | 04 October 2011

Lonely power, staying power

In the latest Strategic Snapshot, Dr John Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor and Michael Hintze Fellow in Energy Security at the University of Sydney, challenges a number of assumptions about the transformation of Asia’s security environment. Contrary to expectations, he argues, the United States will remain the pre-eminent strategic actor in the region for a number of reasons that will be difficult to alter, while China’s capacity for translating economic size into strategic leverage is problematic now and likely to face sharp limits into the future.

John Lee

  • John Lee

In the latest Strategic Snapshot, Dr John Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor and Michael Hintze Fellow in Energy Security at the University of Sydney, challenges a number of assumptions about the transformation of Asia’s security environment. Contrary to expectations, he argues, the United States will remain the pre-eminent strategic actor in the region for a number of reasons that will be difficult to alter, while China’s capacity for translating economic size into strategic leverage is problematic now and likely to face sharp limits into the future.

John Lee

  • John Lee