Ian Storey

Ian Storey is Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore and the author of Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security (Routledge, May 2011)

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Articles by Ian Storey

Manila Ups the Ante in the South China Sea

In a surprise move on January 22, the Philippine government informed the Chinese embassy in Manila that it unilaterally would submit the two countries’ overlapping jurisdictional claims in the South

China, Burma, and the “Saffron Revolution”

The violent crackdown against anti-government protesters in Rangoon at the end of September shone a spotlight on China’s interests, influence, and objectives in Burma, Beijing’s closest ally in Southeast Asia.

China, Burma, and the “Saffron Revolution”

The violent crackdown against anti-government protesters in Rangoon at the end of September shone a spotlight on China’s interests, influence, and objectives in Burma, Beijing’s closest ally in Southeast Asia.

Thailand Cracks Down on Southern Militants

Government efforts to resolve the ongoing violence in Thailand's four southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla—which has claimed the lives of 2,400 people since January 2004—continue to emphasize

Malaysia’s Hedging Strategy with China

The relationship between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is, by mutual consent, the best it has ever been. On the economic front, two-way trade is expanding by

Malaysia’s Hedging Strategy with China

The relationship between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is, by mutual consent, the best it has ever been. On the economic front, two-way trade is expanding by

China and East Timor: Good, But Not Best Friends

Since the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (more commonly referred to as East Timor) achieved formal independence on May 20, 2002, the PRC has worked hard to cultivate a close relationship

China and East Timor: Good, But Not Best Friends

Since the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (more commonly referred to as East Timor) achieved formal independence on May 20, 2002, the PRC has worked hard to cultivate a close relationship

Emergency Decree Extended in Southern Thailand

A series of violent attacks in Thailand's southern provinces between March 14 and April 14 seemed to reinforce disturbing trends in the ongoing insurgency. First, bombing attacks perpetrated by the

Malaysia’s Role in Thailand’s Southern Insurgency

Against a backdrop of escalating communal and sectarian violence and warnings that militants could extend their attacks to Bangkok, Thai Prime Minister General Surayud Chulanont met with his Malaysian counterpart

China and East Timor: Good, But Not Best Friends

Since the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (more commonly referred to as East Timor) achieved formal independence on May 20, 2002, the PRC has worked hard to cultivate a close relationship

China’s Tightening Relationship with Cambodia

Premier Wen Jiabao’s official visit to Cambodia from April 7-8 symbolized the tightening relationship between Cambodia and the PRC. Beijing stepped up aid to Cambodia through 11 bilateral agreements covering

China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

Energy security, and particularly oil supply security, has become a major concern for the Chinese government over the past several years. The focus of this anxiety is the vulnerability of

CHINA AND VIETNAM’S TUG OF WAR OVER LAOS

Much has been written on the competition for influence in Southeast Asia among the Great Powers, particularly the United States and China, and how Beijing has made significant inroads in