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Virtual Event – The Asia Foundation Taskforce Report: Urgent Issues in U.S.-Southeast Asian Relations

Event: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Washington, DC

Southeast Asian leaders are accustomed to fluctuating levels of attention from the United States, but U.S. policy for Southeast Asia in the past four years might be described as more than a fluctuation. Changes in diplomatic direction and trade policy have led to a loss of U.S. focus and influence in the region, while heightened U.S.-China tensions have often placed Southeast Asia countries in the crossfire. Given the region’s strategic importance, it is imperative that the United States engage with Southeast Asia and its regional organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in a reliable and consistent manner.

The Asia Foundation assembled an independent Task Force to examine the state of United States-Southeast Asia relations to address the greatest challenges and opportunities for the new U.S. administration and Congress. Join The Asia Foundation in rolling out its new report, Urgent Issues in U.S.-Southeast Asian Relations.

John J Brandon, Senior Director, International Relations Program, The Asia Foundation
Alexander C. Feldman, Chairman, President, and CEO, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council
Gregory B. Poling, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia and Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Frank Jannuzi, President and CEO, Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation
Barbara Weisel, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors

Catharin Dalpino, Professor Emeritus, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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