Dr David Arase was Visiting Senior Fellow at the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Articles by David Arase (4)
China Dream Keeps Southeast Asia Awake at Night
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan highlights his bid to advance his vision of the China Dream. This, however, will require changes in the global balance of power that Southeast Asian countries will find hard to manage.
Pelosi Visit to Taiwan: Lasting Impact on Southeast Asia
Following Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, China has sought to bully the island with a series of import bans and a de facto blockade. Southeast Asian countries should take this to heart.
Shinzo Abe’s Legacy: The Centrality of Southeast Asia
Shinzo Abe learned that Japan’s security did not lie in its military, but Japan’s good citizenship in a free-trading rules-based order. Southeast Asia was central to his pursuit of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
China’s Global Security Initiative Stoking Regional Tensions
China has doubled down on its alignment with Russia against the West. This has led to a proliferation of minilaterals and security partnerships aligned with the United States.