Dr Zack Cooper is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University and Princeton University. He was previously Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Articles by Zack Cooper (7)
Is ASEAN Centrality on Life Support?
The term “ASEAN centrality” is used so often that one assumes the concept is alive and well. But as recent polling suggests, ASEAN centrality is at the risk of going bankrupt.
The Era of Coalitions: The Shifting Nature of Alignments in Asia
As the world becomes more multipolar, many countries are likely to prefer flexible alignments over fixed alliances, creating a far more complex web of relationships. This era of coalitions poses a particular challenge for Southeast Asian states, which have heretofore sought to avoid such alignments to maintain ASEAN unity and centrality.
Washington and Southeast Asia in 2023: How Devolving Power to Line Agencies Might Make a Difference
Although much attention has focused on the shift in power from Democrats to Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, the empowering of line departments and agencies to take more responsibility for Asia policy could be just as important. And it could prove to be a good thing for the region.
When the Rule-Maker Breaks the Rules
The United States often stresses the need to uphold the rules-based international order. With its recent economic actions, however, the advocate of the rules may be guilty of undermining them.
The G20 Summit: Who Makes the World’s Rules?
The Group of 7 are relatively aligned in their perceptions of global challenges, particularly when it comes to strategic competitors such as China and Russia, but the same perceptions do not hold true when it comes to the remaining members of the bigger Group of 20.