In this episode, Liam speaks with Sebastian Strangio about Chinese power in Southeast Asia. They discuss US-China competition in the region and compare China’s rise in Southeast Asia with the Munroe Doctrine. They also delve into regional norms on national sovereignty, the efficacy of ASEAN, the Chinese diaspora, the role of religion, nation-building in Myanmar, Vietnam’s approach to China, the BRI and the politics of infrastructure projects and many more topics.
Sebastian Strangio is Southeast Asia Editor at The Diplomat. He has since written for numerous outlets including Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Economist, Nikkei Asian Review and Al Jazeera. His latest book is In the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century. Follow him on Twitter @sstrangio
The Kim and I is the official podcast of Strategic Pan Indo-Pacific Arena think tank.