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Surveying the Geopolitical Landscape in SE Asia With ASEAN Wonk Prashanth Parameswaran

The escalating tensions between China, the Philippines, and the United States in the South China Sea highlight how Southeast Asia is now the most dangerous frontline in the burgeoning Great Power competition between Beijing and Washington.

But as this week’s ASEAN summit in Australia highlights, there is no consensus in the region over how the Southeast Asian bloc’s 11 member states are responding to the rapidly changing geopolitical environment.

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