Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Chong Chia Siong Alan
Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
ALAN CHONG is Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He has published widely on the notion of soft power and the role of ideas in constructing the international relations of Singapore and Asia. His publications have appeared in Contemporary Southeast Asia, The Pacific Review; International Relations of the Asia-Pacific; Asian Survey; East Asia: an International Quarterly; Politics, Religion and Ideology; the Review of International Studies; the Cambridge Review of International Affairs and Armed Forces and Society. He is also the author of Foreign Policy in Global Information Space: Actualizing Soft Power (Palgrave, 2007) and editor of International Security in the Asia Pacific: Transcending ASEAN towards Transitional Polycentrism (Palgrave, 2018). He is currently working on several projects exploring the notion of “Asian international theory”. His interest in soft power has also led to inquiry into the sociological and philosophical foundations of international communication. In the latter area, he is currently working on a manuscript titled ‘The International Politics of Communication: Representing Community in a Globalizing World”. In tandem, he has pursued a fledgling interest in researching cyber security issues. He has frequently been interviewed in the Asian media and consulted in think tank networks in the region.
• International Relations Theorizing of Southeast Asia
• Foreign Policy, Political Economy and Political Thought of Singapore
• Post-1945 Southeast Asian Political Thought
• Soft Power and International Communication
• Cybersecurity in Asia
Courses Taught
IR6029 Foreign Policy Analysis

IR6025 Global Governance

IR6031 International Politics of Communication