BOOK REVIEW: In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century

By Sebastian Strangio. Yale University Press. Hardback, 337 pp with index and bibliography.

When Joe Biden takes office on January 20, 2021, he and his Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will confront a Southeast Asia markedly different from the one they saw in 2016, when Biden was vice president in the Obama administration. While China has been intertwined in the region commercially and socially for generations, the government of Chinese Gen…

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