ASEAN’s Relations with the Great Powers in
the Post-Cold War Era: Challenges and Opportunities

This report looks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), examining some of the key relationships and events the intergovernmental organisation has had to negotiate over the years as well as looking at some of the challenges it faces now and may face in the future.

Nicholas Khoo (PhD Columbia University, MA Johns Hopkins, BA University of California) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Otago in New Zealand. He is director of the MA degree in International Studies at Otago.

His research interests include Chinese foreign policy; the international relations of Asia; Cold War studies; security studies; and international relations theory. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the School of International Studies, Peking University (Beijing, China) in 2013, and the Foreign Affairs University (Beijing, China) in 2002–03.

Recent publications include Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), and Asian Security and the Rise of China: International Relations in an Age of Volatility (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013), co-authored with David Martin Jones and Michael Rainsborough Smith.

He is currently writing two books: Return to Power: China in East Asia Since 1978 and Security at a Price: The International Politics of US Missile Defense (co-authored with Reuben Steff).