The contemporary world is characterized by emerging powers, such as China, challenging traditional powers, especially the United States, across multiple dimensions and regions. The contours of this unfolding relationship will shape the geopolitical environment regionally and globally over the coming years. This panel will discuss a new report authored by the Pardee Center for International Futures and Atlantic Council that assesses China-US Competition in Southeast Asia using the Formal Bilateral Influence Capacity (FBIC) Index – a novel quantitative measure of multidimensional influence between pairs of states from 1960 through 2020. The FBIC Index attempts to capture the size of interactions, as well as the reliance that one country has on others across economic, political, and security dimensions. The panelists will expand beyond the report, discussing the index in the African context as well.