James Chin

James Chin

Professor James Chin is the Director of the Asia Institute, University of Tasmania. He is an expert on the governance issues in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia and Singapore. He also works on island states in the South Pacific. His views are regularly sought by major news agencies around the world, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, BBC World TV, CNBC and Bloomberg.

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Opinion | Why is Southeast Asia so concerned about Aukus and Australia’s plans for nuclear submarines?

Many think there is no such thing as acquiring nuclear-powered submarines without the prospect of acquiring nuclear weapons in the future.

Many think there is no such thing as acquiring nuclear-powered submarines without the prospect of acquiring nuclear weapons in the future.

Why is Southeast Asia so concerned about Aukus and Australia’s plans for nuclear submarines?
21 Sep 2021 - 9:14AM
Opinion | Why Malaysia’s opposition must sacrifice Anwar Ibrahim to win the next election

By offering voters the same key players as in the 2018 election the Pakatan Harapan risk losing those seeking a change from the ‘old politics’. It’s time to lose the bogeyman, writes James Chin.

By offering voters the same key players as in the 2018 election the Pakatan Harapan risk losing those seeking a change from the ‘old politics’. It’s time to lose the bogeyman, writes James Chin.

Why Malaysia’s opposition must sacrifice Anwar Ibrahim to win the next election
31 Aug 2021 - 9:40AM
Opinion | East Malaysia: why some people in Sabah, Sarawak are calling for secession

Some Sabah and Sarawak residents say the federation has not delivered on two promises made in 1962: economic development and high levels of autonomy.

Some Sabah and Sarawak residents say the federation has not delivered on two promises made in 1962: economic development and high levels of autonomy.

East Malaysia: why some people in Sabah, Sarawak are calling for secession
1 Oct 2020 - 1:03PM