Southeast Asia and Peru: Economic and Strategic Issues
This publication is based on a presentation titled Southeast Asia and Peru: Economic and Strategic Issues given at the International Workshop – Indonesia and the Asian Southeast: Exploring the Potential in their Relations with Peru. It describes the research of Professor Gregory Fealy, Ph.D., of the College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University. This event was held in June 2019 in collaboration with the Embassy of Australia to Peru and Bolivia. In his research, Professor Fealy focuses on the Southeast Asian context and how the ASEAN bloc has remained robust in recent years. Within this framework, the professor stressed the cooperation agenda that institutions such as ASEAN promote and guarantee. He also gave a detailed account of the association’s long-term growth in terms of both GDP per capita and FDI. Thereafter he identified the different national dynamics within ASEAN, in which countries such as Singapore display solid development while others such as Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar have stagnated. Moreover, institutional dynamics, corruption, and uncertainty pose a series of problems that hinder the bloc’s progress. Relations between Southeast Asia and Peru depend on ASEAN’s position in relation to China’s increasing economic and military influence on Asia, as well as the country’s rivalry with the USA. In this regard, Peru must remain poised for potential conflicts between China and the USA, and for the level of diversification that may result.
- Center for China and Asia-Pacific Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
Fealy, G. (2019). Southeast Asia and Peru: Economic and Strategic Issues. In Taller Internacional “Indonesia y el Sudeste Asiático : Explorando las Potencialidades de su relación con el Perú.” (No. 2019-5; Conference Document Series of the Center for Studies on China and Asia-Pacific of Universidad del Pacífico).