KEY DISCUSSION POINTS
- Southeast Asian states are at the center of a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. Adversarial geopolitics offers important lenses to examine the ongoing strategic competition between the United States and China in Southeast Asia.
- The entanglement of environmental features and geopolitical issues, like climate change and resource management, water and food insecurity, and energy generation and consumption, must be considered in geostrategic calculations.
- As a threat multiplier, climate change will increasingly shape geopolitical calculations and strategies in Southeast Asia and needs more significant consideration.
Henkin, Samuel D. and Madeline Romm. 2023. "Connecting Adversarial and Environmental Geopolitics in Southeast Asia." College Park, MD: START (April). https://www.start.umd.edu/sites/default/files/publications/local_attachments/Connecting%20Adversarial%20and%20Environmental%20Geopolitics%20in%20Southeast%20Asia_0.pdf