East Asia's Non-Great Powers: strategies for responding to China's rise

In this second of a series of lectures on Strategy: New Voices, Professor Evelyn Goh looks at the strategies of East Asia’s non-great powers for dealing with the rise of China.

Great power competition in the Asia Pacific region is intensifying as the relative economic importance of the region, and the degree of its interdependence, continues to increase.  In this complex environment, a wider range of non-great powers can exercise agency in making choices that will help to shape the emergence of a new regional order to replace the brief interlude of US hegemony. Professor Evelyn Goh will expand on her analysis of the Asia Pacific region as leading the world in the complexity of its “actors, factors and vectors”, focusing on the strategies pursued by non-great powers to cope with the security challenges, and to exploit the political and economic opportunities, arising from China’s emergence as a great power.


East Asia's Non-Great Powers


East Asia's Non-Great Powers

This webinar was held on Thursday 21 October 2021.

Meet the speaker

Meet the speaker

Evelyn Goh is Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, and Director of Research at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University.

Meet the chair

Christopher Coker is Director of LSE IDEAS.

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LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.