Over the past twenty years, Southeast Asia a diverse region of 10 nations, has become increasingly important to global economic development, U.S. interests, and great power geopolitics. In this special episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, we discuss with Congressman Ami Bera the growing importance of Southeast Asia in the world and in U.S. foreign policy. We ask how the Biden Administration has sought to engage the Southeast Asia thus far, how the U.S.-China competition is affecting U.S. policy toward Southeast Asian nations, and what Representative Bera believes congress should do to engage the region moving forward.
Congressman Ami Bera has represented California’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013.
Representative Bera is currently a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation. He is also a senior member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
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