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 (22)

China's President Xi Jinping (L), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin

The Russia-China Strategic Partnership and Southeast Asia: Alignments and Divergences

Ian Storey

The Sino-Russian nexus has been strengthening against the backdrop of heightening US-Russia and US-China strategic rivalry. This has some implications for Southeast Asia as Russia and China continue to oppose US hegemony and work to undermine America’s alliances and partnerships.

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Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia: Russia Squanders its Sputnik Moment

Ian Storey

For a country that was first off the blocks, Russia has a long way to go if it wants to catch up with China and the United States in the game of vaccine diplomacy

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Southeast Asia Tour: Assurances and Dividends

William Choong|Hoang Thi Ha|Le Hong Hiep|Ian Storey

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s visit to three Southeast Asian countries in July 2021 was aimed at reaffirming America’s commitment to regional alliances and partnerships amid concerns of US neglect of the region in the first six months of the Biden administration.

Indonesia’s Defence Procurement Strategy: Diversification but at What Cost?

Ian Storey

Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has been on an accelerated drive to modernise the TNI. But there are significant drawbacks to his procurement strategy of diversification.

After Black Sea Encounter, British FONOP in the South China Sea Quite Possible

Ian Storey

As a British Carrier Strike Group heads towards Southeast Asia, speculation is rife that a Royal Navy warship will conduct a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. A recent incident in the Black Sea may shorten the odds of that happening.