CeMEAS Conversation: Felix Heiduk

CeMEAS Conversation: Felix Heiduk

Southeast Asia’s Security Landscape in Transition: Towards a New Order Between China and the U.S.

In this interview, Felix Heiduk (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) discusses the following questions:

1. What is your assessment of the changing dynamics in Southeast Asia’s regional security order, especially with the emergence of China as a significant player?

2. What is the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific,’ and what role does it play as a counter-strategy to China’s regional restructuring?

3. How do most Southeast Asian states navigate their strategic positions and what are their choices for the future?

Felix Heiduk is head of the Asia Research Division at the German Institute for Foreign and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin. His main research focus is on international politics and security affairs in Southeast Asia; specifically on geopolitics, interstate and intrastate conflict, civil-military relations and regional integration. Felix received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Free University Berlin. Prior to joining SWP, he was a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and taught International Studies at the University of Birmingham.

This video was recorded as part of our ENLIGHT workshop ‘More than a Distant Relative: China and its Neighbors in an Increasingly Turbulent World.’