Dr. Ian Storey Gives a Talk at the ASEAN Centre

Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) Dr. Ian Storey visited the ASEAN Centre and gave a talk on the current state of the South China Sea dispute.

In his speech, Dr. Storey described the latest trends in relations between the Southeast Asian states, China and the US, all of whom have influenced the situation in the South China Sea in some way or another. He further analysed the foreign policy considerations behind the actions of countries involved in the dispute, and outlined a few scenarios that he felt could describe future developments in the South China Sea.

The talk was attended by students from the Master's Programmes 'Regional Studies' and 'Politics and Economics in Eurasia', Director of the ASEAN Centre Victor Sumsky, Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and African Studies and Deputy Dean of the School of Political Affairs Ekaterina Koldunova, Professor of the National Research University-Higher School of Economics Evgeny Kanaev, Head of the Centre of Vietnamese and ASEAN Studies of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Mazyrin, and Lecturer of the Department of Asian and African Studies Anna Kireeva.

Dr. Storey specialises in Chinese, US and Southeast Asian relations, maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region and Chinese foreign policy. His recent publications include two monographs entitled The Five Power Defence Arrangements at Forty (ISEAS, 2011) and Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security (Routledge, 2011).

Ekaterina KOLDUNOVA,
Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and African Studies,
Deputy Dean of the School of Political Affairs



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