US-China rivalries: What matters for ASEAN


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An interesting discussion about how Australia should respond to US President Joe Biden’s call for closer alignment and cooperation among democratic states has featured in a recent series of articles on The Interpreter. Between them, Susannah Patton and Ashley Townshend , Michael Green , Ben Scott and Daniel Flitton have debated whether a stronger alliance of democracies would help rebalance the rise of authoritarianism and China’s influence, or merely serve to further divide the Indo-Pacific region. It is certainly relevant to discuss what international players should do to address the concerns of stability and security in the Indo-Pacific, and each...