Malcolm Cook

Dr Malcolm Cook is a 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 (25)

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.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

The State of Southeast Asia Survey

Australia’s Gold, Silver and Bronze

Malcolm Cook

The latest State of Southeast Asia Survey should satiate Australia’s thirst for international recognition.

International Human Rights Day in Manila

A Duterte-Democrat President Redux?

Malcolm Cook

A Biden Administration will see strong headwinds as it pertains to Washington’s relations with Manila.

a protest in front of the presidential palace in in Manila

Duterte the (Economic) Liberal

Malcolm Cook

The fact that Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte remains popular at home befuddles some observers. One can glean some clues to this if one examines the president’s economic record.