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Global Connection Speaker: Dr. Andrew Yeo on Asia’s Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century

Date: October 23, 2019 to October 23, 2019
Time: 1200-1300
Location: Glasgow Hall, Room 322

On 23 October 2019, at 1200 in Glasgow Hall, Room 322, the NSA Department will welcome Dr. Andrew Yeo, who will present his new book, Asia’s Regional Architecture: Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century. During the Cold War, the U.S. built a series of alliances with Asian nations to erect a bulwark against the spread of communism and to provide security to the region. Despite pressure to end bilateral alliances in the post-Cold War world, they persist to this day, even as new multilateral institutions have proliferated. Drawing on insights from his new book, Dr. Andrew Yeo will discuss whether Asia’s evolving regional architecture, defined by a complex array of overlapping bilateral and multilateral institutions, enhances cooperation or exacerbates existing rivalries in the region. He will address this question in light of the Trump administration's Asia strategy and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regional ambitions as a wider debate ensues regarding the future of Asian regional order.

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