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Research

Our Approach

We study contemporary Southeast Asian issues and conditions, stimulating fresh perspectives on the policy implications of regional events, relations, and trends, and of Southeast Asian states’ interactions with the world at large.

Current Research Projects

World flags, with China's at the front, at the south entrance of Expo 2010 Shanghai, near the Expo Boulevard, in front the China pavilion.

China and the World

Unlike most accounts of China’s international behavior, which are often Chinese-centric or interpret it in relation to a small number of global powers, this multi-year study examines the actions of China’s partners in all regions of Asia, and the ways in which these stakeholders' initiatives and reactions have shaped Chinese foreign policy and the outcomes of its engagement with other countries.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the South China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Izumo (DDH 183) in May 2017.

Policy Perspectives on the South China Sea

The Southeast Asian nations involved in the complex disputes over sovereignty in the South China Sea have failed to settle their own differences with one another, while Washington has not done much to check Beijing’s ambitions in the area. This project explores what regional stakeholders and the United States can and should do about the situation in the strategic and disputed waterway.
Sophie Lemiere, Lee Kng Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow

Do Research at SeAP

We offer the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia, a joint initiative with the National University of Singapore, and support other Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center scholars working on Southeast Asia issues.

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