The New US-China Contest For Influence in Asia

China’s rapid economic growth has challenged America’s dominant influence throughout East Asia. As the US and China struggle to avoid a “new Cold War,” smaller nations are forced to straddle growing fault lines between the two great powers. What’s at stake in the US-China contest for influence in East Asia? IGA traveled to the Philippines and Vietnam to find out. Featuring interviews with Maria Ressa, Richard Heydarian, IGA board president Ian Bremmer, and others.

This video includes references to the Eurasia Group Foundation, now known as the Institute for Global Affairs.

This post is part of Independent America, a research project led out by IGA senior fellow Mark Hannah, which seeks to explore how US foreign policy could better be tailored to new global realities and to the preferences of American voters.

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