William Choong

William Choong is Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He helps to run the annual IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and contributes to research on regional security issues such as the South China Sea territorial disputes and Japan’s evolution into a "normal" power.
William Choong
William Choong is Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He helps to run the annual IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and contributes to research on regional security issues such as the South China Sea territorial disputes and Japan’s evolution into a "normal" power.

Latest from William Choong

Opinion | South Korea and Japan must break the cycle of hate and move on for the region’s good, as US power wanes

Tokyo and Seoul have sought to resolve their latest dispute, but they need to address deep-rooted issues that threaten the strategic balance of the region. One side needs to show genuine contrition and the other side needs to forgive.

28 Aug 2019 - 10:37AM

Tokyo and Seoul have sought to resolve their latest dispute, but they need to address deep-rooted issues that threaten the strategic balance of the region. One side needs to show genuine contrition and the other side needs to forgive.

South Korea and Japan must break the cycle of hate and move on for the region’s good, as US power wanes
Opinion | US-China rivalry – over the South China Sea especially – may be a continuous contest rather than war

While China consolidates its position in Asia, its neighbours and the US are adjusting accordingly. War serves neither side’s interests, especially if they can find ‘focal points’ for negotiation.

13 Jun 2019 - 4:06AM

While China consolidates its position in Asia, its neighbours and the US are adjusting accordingly. War serves neither side’s interests, especially if they can find ‘focal points’ for negotiation.

US-China rivalry – over the South China Sea especially – may be a continuous contest rather than war
Opinion | America and Japan’s vision of an Indo-Pacific free from Chinese threat runs into deep waters

The ‘free and open Indo-Pacific strategy’ most stridently championed by the US is to some extent supported by members of the Quad security bloc, but Asean refuses to be drawn into any configuration which focuses on a putative China threat.

23 May 2019 - 9:00AM

The ‘free and open Indo-Pacific strategy’ most stridently championed by the US is to some extent supported by members of the Quad security bloc, but Asean refuses to be drawn into any configuration which focuses on a putative China threat.

America and Japan’s vision of an Indo-Pacific free from Chinese threat runs into deep waters
America under Trump lacks the commitment to compete with China in Asia to defend the global order

Despite the challenge a rising China presents to the post-war security order, it is the Trumpian approach of excoriating allies and tearing up global rules that has the region worried.

13 Aug 2018 - 2:02AM

Despite the challenge a rising China presents to the post-war security order, it is the Trumpian approach of excoriating allies and tearing up global rules that has the region worried.

America under Trump lacks the commitment to compete with China in Asia to defend the global order
Boiling point: Can China and Japan find a way to ease rising tensions over the East China Sea?
China is sailing solo on South China Sea issues, despite its claims to the contrary