ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute: “The Trump Administration’s 2017 National Security Strategy and 2018 National Defense Strategy: Implications for Southeast Asia”

The Trump administration’s 2017 National Security Strategy and 2018 National Defense Strategy identify strategic competition with China and Russia as America’s primary national security concern.

Both documents contend that the epicentre of Great Power competition is the IndoPacific region where China seeks to displace America as the paramount power in order to achieve regional hegemony and ultimately global pre-eminence.

An escalation in geopolitical competition between Washington and Beijing holds significant implications for Southeast Asia.

ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute The Trump Administration’s 2017 National Security Strategy and 2018 National Defense Strategy: Implications for Southeast Asia https://www.iseas.edu.sg/images/pdf/ISEAS_Perspective_2018_9@50.pdf