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Book Event: Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran's "Elusive Balances: Shaping U.S.-Southeast Asia Strategy"

April 20, 2022 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

The latest release from Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran, Elusive Balances: Shaping U.S.-Southeast Asia Strategy, undertakes an in-depth examination of the dynamics of commitment in U.S.-Southeast Asia strategy since the end of the Vietnam War to current times. It analyzes why U.S. policymakers have struggled at times over the past half-century to sustain a level and distribution of foreign policy commitment to the region that matches its growing importance.

Please join the CSIS Southeast Asia Program for a moderated discussion with Dr. Parameswaran and Gregory Poling on key findings from the book. Based on hundreds of conversations with policymakers and experts across the United States and Southeast Asia, it applies a new and original “balance of commitment” foreign policy model across administrations. Dr. Parameswaran is currently a fellow at the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a senior columnist at The Diplomat.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative