Dr Ian Storey is Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and editor of Contemporary Southeast Asia. He specializes in security issues in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on the South China Sea dispute. Prior to joining ISEAS he was Associate Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii and Assistant Professor at Deakin University, Australia. He obtained his PhD from the City University of Hong Kong (2001), Master’s Degree from the International University of Japan (1995) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the University of Hull, England (1991). He was born and brought up in the United Kingdom.

Articles by Ian Storey (51)

Thailand's sixth civilian defence minister, Sutin Klungsang, reviews the guard of honour upon his arrival at the ministry on September 13.

Thailand’s New Defence Minister: Keeping the Armed Forces Sweet

Tita Sanglee|Ian Storey

The appointment of Thailand’s new defence minister underscores the Pheu Thai Party’s desire to deter yet another coup and ensure the longevity of the 11-party coalition government.

Chinese soldiers attend the Cambodia-China "Golden Dragon 2023" joint military exercise at the Royal Gendarmerie Training Center in Cambodia, March 23, 2023.

China’s Military Exercises in Southeast Asia Belie Lack of Trust

Ian Storey

The PLA has increased the number of military exercises conducted with its smaller regional neighbours this year. But the scope, frequency and sophistication of the exercises still lag behind those conducted by the United States.

Will Putin Visit Vietnam After Biden? Odds Are Against It

Ian Storey

U.S. President Joseph Biden will travel to Hanoi next month. Russian President Vladimir Putin could be next. This leaves Vietnam in a right (Russian) pickle.

The Code of Conduct for the South China Sea: Movement in lieu of Progress

Ian Storey

Observers following the long saga surrounding negotiations on the Code of Conduct for the South China Sea should not be faulted if they feel a sense of déjà vu.

Post-election, Thailand’s Next Government Faces Difficult Military Procurement Decisions

Tita Sanglee|Ian Storey

Washington has rejected Thailand’s request to purchase F-35 Lightning II fighters, reportedly due to the Royal Thai Air Force’s lack of capacity to operate the planes. But there is more to the decision than meets the eye.