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Asia's Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century

During the Cold War, the U.S. 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 sprung up around them. In this book launch event, Dr. Andrew Yeo discusses 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.

Andrew Yeo, Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Asian Studies, The Catholic University of America in Washington DC
Dr. Satu P. Limaye (Moderator), Vice President, East-West Center & Director, East-West Center in Washington

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street, NW, Washington, DC

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