Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/107040
Title: Southeast Asia in the US rebalance : perceptions from a divided region
Authors: Graham, Euan
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::International relations
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Graham, E. (2013). Southeast Asia in the US rebalance : perceptions from a divided region. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 35(3), 305-332.
Series/Report no.: Contemporary Southeast Asia
Abstract: This article explores perceptions and reactions across Southeast Asia towards the Obama administration’s “pivot” or “rebalance” to Asia. The US approach has been dismissed as more rhetorical than substantive grand strategy, its credibility under renewed scrutiny following President Obama’s cancelled visit to Southeast Asia in October 2013. Nonetheless, the rebalance has expanded from its origins in 2010–11, acquiring diplomatic and economic “prongs” with a particular focus on Southeast Asia, broadening the bandwidth of US engagement beyond military diplomacy and force realignment. However, the US “pivot” has had to contend with entrenched narratives of the US role in the region oscillating between extremes of neglect or over-militarization. The US-China strategic dynamic weighing over the region, itself central to Washington’s strategic calculus across Asia, has also coloured the lens through which Southeast Asians have viewed the re-balance. Varied reactions to the US rebalance at the national level in Southeast Asia are further suggestive of a sub-regional divide between “continental” and “maritime” states that to some extent predisposes their perspectives and orientation towards the Great Powers.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/107040
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/25328
ISSN: 0129-797X
DOI: 10.1355/cs35-3a
Rights: © 2013 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Publishing.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
Appears in Collections:RSIS Journal Articles

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 20

23
Updated on Jan 16, 2023

Web of ScienceTM
Citations 20

13
Updated on Feb 2, 2023

Page view(s) 50

481
Updated on Feb 5, 2023

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Plumx

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.