Southeast Asia, the Great Powers, and Regional Security from the Cold War to the Present

Southeast Asia, the Great Powers, and Regional Security from the Cold War to the Present

by See Seng Tan, William T. Tow, Kai He, Kevin Cooney, Chris Lundry, Ralf Emmers, Siew-Mun Tang, Maria Ortuoste, Huiyun Feng, Donald K. Emmerson, and Sheldon W. Simon
October 29, 2018

In honor of Sheldon W. Simon, emeritus professor at Arizona State University, this roundtable features a collection of short, substantive essays on the dynamics between the great powers of Asia and the smaller Southeast Asian states. Authored by some of Simon’s colleagues, former students, and collaborators, these essays address a range of themes important to Simon’s work, including the great powers, interactions between the big and small states in the region, and Southeast Asian regionalism and security. In addition to their voices, Simon offers a retrospective reflection on the region.

Read a tribute to Sheldon W. Simon (January 31, 1937–January 2, 2021).


Richard J. Ellings

Asia Watcher: Introduction to a Festschrift in Honor of Sheldon W. Simon

See Seng Tan

Sea Change or More of the Same? Trump’s Security Policies in Asia

William T. Tow

China and Southeast Asia: Strategic Interdependence in the Making?

Kai He

No More Passing: Japan’s Foreign Policy in Interesting Times

Kevin Cooney

Assessing Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under Jokowi

Chris Lundry

Asia’s “Tragic” Return to Great-Power Politics?

See Seng Tan

The Role of Middle Powers in Asian Multilateralism

Ralf Emmers

ASEAN’s Tough Balancing Act

Siew-Mun Tang

The ARF as a Strategic Waypoint: A Long View of the Forum’s 25-Year Journey

Maria Ortuoste

Track 2 Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: Lessons for the Epistemic Community

Huiyun Feng

“No Sole Control” in the South China Sea?

Donald K. Emmerson

Fifty-Plus Years of Watching Asia: An American Perspective

Sheldon W. Simon

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