© 2003

The United States, China and Southeast Asian Security

A Changing of the Guard?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Great Powers in Southeast Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wayne Bert
      Pages 3-13
    3. Wayne Bert
      Pages 58-106
  3. Perspectives from Southeast Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  4. The Twenty-First Century: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 218-272

About this book


China's growing economy and military power may allow it to challenge US influence in East and Southeast Asia. Wayne Bert examines the likelihood of this and the impact it would have on Southeast Asian security. The approach taken by both the US and China will affect the outcome of this struggle and both the Southeast Asian commitment to economic growth and the development of regional institutions will encourage peaceful evolution and a power transition that avoids major conflict.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA

About the authors

WAYNE BERT served as a policy analyst in the US Defence Department and taught at Wilmington College, Ohio. He is now an independent scholar and is the author of The Reluctant Superpower: United States Policy in Bosnia 1991-95, together with numerous articles on Asian and international politics.

Bibliographic information


'...a well-documented, carefully written argument to guide US foreign policy makers...highly recommended.' - J. A. Rhodes, Choice