The Future of Sea Lane Security Between the Middle East and Southeast Asia
As countries in Asia become more reliant on energy supplies from the Middle East, the sea lanes that connect these regions are increasingly important. While the US has been the principal guarantor of security of these routes since 1945 there are real questions as to what role America will play in the future as it develops its own energy resources and demand for Middle Eastern energy decreases.
Any change could have significant implications for Asian nations, and in particular China, whose demand for Middle Eastern energy is rising swiftly. Understanding how these responses may play out is crucially important for policy-makers. To this end, this event will bring together a small group of experts from Asia, the Middle East and the US to explore the likely scenarios and their implications for the region.
This event is being held in collaboration with the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore.