This article was first published by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, CSIS-PacNet, on 1 September 2016. The article can be read here.
The piece is based on a recent ISEAS Perspective on the East Asia Summit by the same authors here.
Nick Bisley (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University, Australia. Malcolm Cook (email@example.com) is Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.