In the third year of the Trump Administration and with upcoming regional summits this Fall, a stock-taking of the state of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations is in order. What is the state of alliances, partnerships between the U.S. and the region? What are problems and what are opportunities to further advance ties? The speaker will assess whether US-Southeast Asia relations are in a sticky patch or sweet spot.
About the Speaker
Satu Limaye is Vice President & Director of the East West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative. He is the founding editor of the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also Senior Advisor, China & Indo-Pacific Division at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA Corp) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). He is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar. Limaye publishes and presents on a range of Indo-Pacific issues. Recent publications include: Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh, and Brahmaputra Water Politics (Marine Corps University Press); Russia’s Peripheral Relevance to US-Indo Pacific Relations (Center for the National Interest); “The U.S.-Philippine Alliance: A Renegotiated Mutual Defense Treaty is Neither Simple nor a Panacea for Bilateral Ties” (Philippine Star), Weighted West: The Indian Navy’s New Maritime Strategy, Capabilities, and Diplomacy (CNA Corp); ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the U.S. (The Diplomat); America’s 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy and Asian Reactions (with Robert Sutter); The United States-Japan Alliance and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands; and The Indian Ocean in Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Policies (forthcoming).