Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, With Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue senior fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s policy toward the Asia-Pacific, and how those policies are viewed in southeast Asia.

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Host
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • Lynn Kuok
    Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Show Notes

Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue senior fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the Biden administration’s policy toward the Asia-Pacific, and how those policies are viewed in southeast Asia.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Lee Hsien Loong, “The Endangered Asian Century,” Foreign Affairs (July/August 2020)

 

Adam Posen, “The Price of Nostalgia,” Foreign Affairs (May/June 2021)

 

Documents and Speeches Mentioned

 

ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific [PDF], ASEAN, June 22, 2019

 

Joseph R. Biden, Interim National Security Strategic Guidance [PDF], The White House, March 2021

 

Mike Pompeo, “Communist China and the Free World’s Future,” delivered at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, July 23, 2020

 

Sharon Seah et al., The State of Southeast Asia: 2021 [PDF], ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, January 2021

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