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U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy: Similarities and Differences between Trump and Biden
About the Speaker

Dr John Lee, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Senior Fellow (non-resident), United States Studies Centre; and Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney

About the Webinar

With the presidential elections only several months away, attention is turning to the prospect of a Democratic White House under Joe Biden and what that might mean for U.S. foreign policy in the region.

On the one hand, there is a bipartisan consensus that China is the greatest and most comprehensive external challenge facing the U.S. and a growing acceptance that confronting and countering aspects of Chinese behaviour is necessary. On the other hand, every new president and administration will always herald in significant changes in external policy.

The talk will offer some insight into what will remain the same and what will be different when it comes to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific or whatever moniker a Biden presidency might employ for the Indo-Pacific region – when it comes to strategy, practice, mindset and expectations of partners in Southeast Asia. For example, what will be the Democratic version of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy and its approach to China and institutions such as ASEAN and the Quad?

Jul 28, 2020 10:30 AM in Singapore

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