Strategic Foresight

The Tilting Chessboard
28 Mar 2017 09:30
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This is a public event held at RSIS in Singapore. Further information can be found here.

The conference, organised by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Embassy of the Kingdon of the Netherlands in Singapore, reflects on multi-level rivalry in East and Southeast Asia between major powers.

We are living in turbulent times as the balance of power is shifting in the region and there is much uncertainty about the new Trump administration. Ranging from maritime security to regional free trade agreements, the atmosphere is filled with tension. The liberal rules-based world order is being challenged and this region is one of the front lines. Given this geopolitical instability it is necessary for all actors to rethink their foreign policy with regard to East and Southeast Asia.

How to view the traditional power triangle of US-China-Japan? What should the role of the EU be? Can ASEAN centrality survive? And what are the threats and opportunities?

Two Clingendael researchers are contributing to this event: Maaike Okano-Heijmans will present a lecture on New Economic Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific, and the Role of Japan. The topic of China's Rise in Global Governance Brings a New Dimension to China-U.S. Rivalry will be addressed by Ingrid d' Hooghe.

The full programme of the conference can be downloaded below.