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America First, China's Rise, and the Future of Asian Regional Order

Professor Yeo will be discussing topics from his new book: Asia’s Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century (Stanford University Press, 2019)

October 22, 2019 2:00pm

During the Cold War, the United States built a series of alliances with Asian nations to erect a bulwark against the spread of communism and provide security to the region. Despite pressure to end bilateral alliances in the post–Cold War world, they persist to this day, even as new multilateral institutions have proliferated. Drawing on insights from his new book, Professor Andrew Yeo will discuss whether Asia’s evolving regional architecture, defined by a complex array of overlapping bilateral and multilateral institutions, enhances cooperation or exacerbates existing rivalries in the region. He addresses this question in light of the Trump administration's Asia strategy and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regional ambitions as a wider debate ensues regarding the future of Asian regional order. 

Andrew Yeo is an associate professor of politics and director of Asian Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Please RSVP by Oct. 15

Refreshments will be served.


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