The Elliott School is pleased to share a report from the East-West Center in Washington, D.C., A Hardening US-China Competition: Asia Policy in America’s 2020 Elections and Regional Responses. The report is co-authored by ESIA Professor of Practice Robert Sutter, and Vice President of the East-West Center Dr. Satu Limaye.
Dozens of experts from across the Indo-Pacific were interviewed for their perspectives on the American Asia policy debate. The authors assessed key issues in US regional relations, as well as the hopes, worries, and expectations of regional allies under the US-China rivalry. Their findings are listed under three categories in the report: America’s 2020 Election Debates on Asia Policy, Indo-Pacific Responses to US-China Hardening Rivalry, and US Relations with Indo-Pacific Countries Beyond US-China Relations.
This report builds off of the Center’s 2020 Presidential Candidates on the Indo-Pacific tracker, which tracks candidate statements and social media related to Asia policy as part of the Center's Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia initiative.
The East-West Center was established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to promote better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.