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ASEAN ASEAN member countries do not see US-China rivalry as a debate between “democratic” states versus “authoritarian” states

An interesting discussion about how Australia should respond to US President Joe Biden’s call for closer alignment and cooperation among democratic states has featured in a recent series of articles on The Interpreter. Between them, Susannah Patton and Ashley Townshend,  Michael GreenBen Scott and Daniel Flitton have debated whether a stronger alliance of democracies would help rebalance the rise of authoritarianism and China’s influence, or merely serve to further divide the Indo-Pacific region.

Read the full article at https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/us-china-rivalries-what-matters-asean

Last Update: 11/11/2021