Ian Storey

Dr Ian Storey
Senior Fellow
  • 0Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme0
Research Interest
Southeast Asia's relations with the major powers, including the United States, China, Japan and Russia; Maritime security in Southeast Asia including the South China Sea dispute and piracy/sea robbery, Defence modernization in Southeast Asia, Britain's role in Southeast Asia post-Brexit, Asian countries' roles and interests in the Arctic

Researcher’s Profile

Dr Ian Storey is Senior Fellow 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.


Current Research

  • The November 2020 US Presidential Election and Southeast Asia
  • China’s Defence Diplomacy in Southeast Asia


Selected Publications

  • “A missed chance in the South China Sea has come back to haunt Asean” (with Hoang Thi Ha), South China Morning Post, 15 July 2020
  • “Will the Covid-19 Crisis Affect Thai-China Defence Cooperation?”, ISEAS Commentary, 29 May 2020
  • “Images Reinforced: COVID-19, US-China Rivalry and Southeast Asia”(with Malcolm Cook), ISEAS Perspective, 24 April 2020
  • “Malaysia and the South China Sea Dispute: Policy Continuity amid Domestic Political Change”, ISEAS Perspective, 20 March 2020
  • “Manila’s VFA Termination: A Win for China and Russia”, ISEAS Commentary, 17 February 2020
  • “Britain, Brexit, and the South China Sea Disputes”, NBR Maritime Awareness Project, 3 February 2020