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Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia form the bulk of Southeast Asia, a region that has experienced significant economic development in recent decades but also faces ethnonationalism and security concerns. RAND has investigated these issues as well as the region's relations with the United States, the former Soviet bloc countries, China, and Japan.

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    China's Engagement with the Developing World

    Oct 16, 2018

    Engaging with developing countries offers China economic growth and global influence. What are the consequences of Beijing's strategy toward the developing world for the United States?

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    U.S. Policy in Asia Under the Trump Administration

    Apr 18, 2018

    A conference on U.S. policy in Asia explored the arenas of U.S.-Asia engagement, developed an understanding of the outcomes of past interaction, and made the case for the terms of future engagement. Topics included climate change, trade and investment, national security, human rights, and macroeconomic issues.

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    Mark Cozad

    Acting Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center; Senior International Defense Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in strategic intelligence, Defense Intelligence College; M.S. in history, George Mason University; B.S. in political science, U.S. Air Force Academy

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    Cristina L. Garafola

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education M.A. in international relations and international economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced and International Studies; Certificate in Chinese and American studies, Hopkins-Nanjing Center; B.A. in international relations and Chinese, Hamilton College

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    Lynn Hu

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in international education policy analysis, Stanford University; B.A. in economics, Middlebury College

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    Robin Meili

    Associate Director, International; Director, International Programs; Senior Management Systems Scientist
    Education M.B.A., New York University; B.A. in biology, Colorado College

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    Andrew Scobell

    Adjunct Political Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in political science, Columbia University; M.A. in China studies, University of Washington; B.A. in history, Whitman College

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    Emily Yoder

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international affairs, George Washington University; B.A. in political science, University of Pittsburgh