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China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast AsiaU.S.-China Relations, Volume II$
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David B.H. Denoon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479866304

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479866304.001.0001

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U.S. Security Strategy and Southeast Asia

U.S. Security Strategy and Southeast Asia

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China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia

Marvin C. Ott

NYU Press

With the exception of the Philippines, America’s strategic interest in and engagement with Southeast Asia begins with World War II. Prior to that “Monsoon Asia” was remote and exotic—a place of fabled kingdoms, jungle headhunters, and tropical seas. By the end of the nineteenth century European powers had established colonial rule over the entire region except Thailand. Then, as the twentieth century dawned, the Spanish colonial holdings in the Philippines suddenly and unexpectedly became available to the United States as an outcome of the Spanish-American War and Admiral Dewey’s destruction of the decrepit Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. This chapter examines the strategic pivot in Southeast Asia and the role China plays in affecting the U.S. position in this region.

Keywords:   pivot, rebalancing, South China Sea, sovereignty, Vietnam War, military deployment

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