Malcolm Cook

Dr Malcolm Cook was previously Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and Editor at Fulcrum. Before joining ISEAS, he was a Professor and the founding Dean of the School of International Studies at Flinders University of South Australia (2011-2014); the founding East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute in Sydney (2003-2010); and a Lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines (2000-2003). He has lived and worked in Canada, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia and Singapore.

Articles by Malcolm Cook (28)

Filipino domestic helpers line up

Following the Money: Changes to Philippine Remittance Inflows

Malcolm Cook

The U.S. solidifies its paramount status, and Singapore rises to #2.

Is the East Asia Summit Suffering Erosion?

Hoang Thi Ha|Malcolm Cook

Over the last decade, the EAS, by default and by ASEAN’s design, has been the peak mechanism in the ASEAN-led regional architecture. Keeping it so will not be easy, amidst shifting big-power dynamics and the growing attractiveness of smaller and more effective regional mechanisms.

Biden Versus Trump in Southeast Asia: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Malcolm Cook

Expectations of the Biden Administration’s engagement with Southeast Asia are running high, but, like his predecessor, President Biden did not register any meetings or phone calls with Southeast Asian leaders in his first three months in office.

The Philippines’ Vexed Vaccine Rollout

Malcolm Cook

The Philippines’ battle against the Covid-19 pandemic is plagued by supply and demand-side problems

Bangsamoro Elections: Choosing Between Two Bad Options

Malcolm Cook

The much-anticipated polls for the Philippines’ new Bangsamoro regional region has been in the works for more than two years. Given a slew of challenges, however, it might be better for them to be delayed.