This article assesses Southeast Asian views of the US ''rebalance,'' examining reactions to US military deployments, military assistance to partners, and support for Southeast Asian diplomacy on South China Sea conflicts. Although not ostensibly designed to contain China, the rebalance provides Southeast Asia with hedging options against more assertive PRC actions in the South China Sea.
- Multilateral security, South China Sea
- US rebalance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Sociology and Political Science