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Southeast Asias economic success should not be in hands of US or China: Bilahari Kausikan

8 October 2018

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Note: This article was originally published in Mothership on 8 October 2018.  A keynote speech from Amb Bilahari Kausikan addressed at the 7th ERIA Editors' Roundtable which organised by the ERIA and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), on 7th October 2018 in Singapore was featured.

On October 7, 2018, retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan delivered a keynote speech titled “ASEAN and Indo-Pacific: Challenges Ahead” during the 7th Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Editor’s Roundtable. In his speech, the Chairman of the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore explained how the domestic politics of both US and China influence their respective foreign policies, in turn affecting US-China relations. Given the transition to a divided global order with great power competition, he also addressed the implications for ASEAN member states. (Read the full article by using the link above).

Photo credit: Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Singapore

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