Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Cook Alistair David Blair
Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Coordinator , Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
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Journal Articles
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staff as info will be
pulled from PRDS)
- Humanitarian Diplomacy in ASEAN (Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, 2021) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F20578911211019247

- Future directions in disaster governance: Insights from the 2018 Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami response (with Angelo Trias in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102180

- Re-imagining the Global Humanitarian System: Emerging Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific (with Mely Caballero-Anthony and Christopher Chen in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102098

- Knowledge management and humanitarian organisations in the Asia-Pacific: Practices, challenges, and future pathways (with Mely Caballero-Anthony and Christopher Chen in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.102007

- Disaster governance and prospects of inter-regional partnership in the Asia-Pacific (with Christopher Chen in The Pacific Review, 2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2020.1841823

- Conceptualising humanitarian civil-military partnerships in the Asia-Pacific: (Re-)ordering cooperation (with Sangeetha Yogendran in Australian Journal of International Affairs, 2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2019.1693498

- Towards “Shared” and “Complex” Disaster Governance in Bangladesh: The 2017 Rohingya Exodus (with Yen Ne Foo in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2019) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101233

- Integrating disaster governance in Timor-Leste: Opportunities and challenges, (with Tamara Nair, Vishalini Suresh and Yen Ne Foo in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2019) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.12.013

- Negotiating Access to Populations of Concern in South-East Asia (The Pacific Review, 2018) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2017.1376346
Books
(Not applicable to NIE
staff as info will be
pulled from PRDS)
2021. Humanitarianism in the Asia-Pacific: Engaging the Debate in Policy and Practice. Berlin: Springer (edited with Lina Gong).

2021. Non-Traditional Security in the Asia-Pacific: A Decade of Perspectives. Singapore: World Scientific Press (edited with Tamara Nair).

2016. Civilian Protection in the Twenty-first Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (edited with Cecilia Jacob).

2015. Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia, London: Routledge (edited with Jiyoung Song).
- Produced in paperback 2017.

2013. Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Issues, Challenges and Frameworks for Action. Singapore: ISEAS (edited with Mely Caballero-Anthony).

2007. Culture, Identity and Religion in Southeast Asia. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press (Editor).
Book Chapters
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staff as info will be
pulled from PRDS)
2021.“Military Engagement in Disaster Response: Policies, Interests and Issues” in Strategy and Defense Policy for Small States: Problems and Prospects, Ed. Bernard Loo (World Scientific Publishing).

2021. “Civil Protection and Disaster Management” in The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Partners, eds. Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner, and See Seng Tan (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) (with Han Dorussen).

2021. “The Evolving Humanitarian Landscape: Rise of the Asia-Pacific Region” (with Lina Gong) in Alistair D. B. Cook, and Lina Gong, (Eds.), Humanitarianism in the Asia-Pacific: Engaging the Debate in Policy and Practice, Singapore: Springer, 2021, pp. 1 – 12.

2021.“Regional Humanitarian Platforms – The Case of ASEAN” in Alistair D. B. Cook, and Lina Gong, (Eds.), Humanitarianism in the Asia-Pacific: Engaging the Debate in Policy and Practice, Singapore: Springer, 2021, pp. 47 – 52.

2021.“Future Research Directions for Humanitarian Affairs in the Asia-Pacific” (with Lina Gong) in Alistair D. B. Cook, and Lina Gong, (Eds.), Humanitarianism in the Asia-Pacific: Engaging the Debate in Policy and Practice, Singapore: Springer, 2021, pp. 91 – 95.

2020. “Displaced Populations and Regional Governance in Southeast Asia,” in Non-Traditional Security Issues in ASEAN – Agendas for Action, eds. Mely Caballero-Anthony and Lina Gong (ISEAS Publishing: Singapore).

2019. “Malaysia – A State of Sanctuary?” in Minorities Matter: Malaysian Politics and People Vol.3, ed. Sophie Lemiere (Gerakbudaya Publishing: Malaysia & ISEAS Publishing: Singapore) (with Lilianne Fan).

2018. “Silos, Synergies and Prospects for Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief” in International Security in the Asia-Pacific: Towards Transitional Polycentrism, ed. Alan Chong (Basingstoke: Palgrave).

2018. “Governance and Human Insecurity in Myanmar,” in National Security, Statecentricity and Governance in East Asia, ed. Brendan Howe (Basingstoke: Palgrave).

2017. “Non-traditional Security and World Politics,” in Issues in 21st Century World Politics (3rd Edition), eds. Nick Bisley and Mark Beeson (Basingstoke: Palgrave).

2016. “How Relevant are Internal and Non-Traditional Security Challenges?” in Asia-Pacific Security, eds. Joanne Wallis and Andrew Carr (Georgetown University Press).

2016. “Civilian Protection, Resilience and Insecurity in Myanmar”, in Civilian Protection in the Twenty-first Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World, eds. Cecilia Jacob and Alistair D. B. Cook (New Delhi: Oxford University Press).

2016. “Old Wine in New Bottles? Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century”, in Civilian Protection in the Twenty-first Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World, eds. Cecilia Jacob and Alistair D. B. Cook (New Delhi: Oxford University Press) (with Cecilia Jacob).

2016. “The Global and Regional Dynamics of Humanitarian Aid in Rakhine State”, in Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging, ed. Melissa Crouch (New Delhi: Oxford University Press).

2016. “Stakeholders and Actors” in An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach, ed. Mely Caballero-Anthony (London: Sage Publishers).

2016. “Nuclear Energy Security and the Policy Environment in Southeast Asia,” in Mapping State and Non-State Actors' Responses to Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia, eds. Nur Azha Putra and Mely Caballero-Anthony (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing)

2015. “Human insecurity and displacement along Myanmar’s borders”, in Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia, ed. Jiyoung Song and Alistair D. B. Cook (London: Routledge).

2015. “South China Sea Disputes in the Xi Era” in China Entering the Xi Jinping Era, eds. Zheng Yongnian and Lance Gore (London: Routledge)

2015. “Conclusion,” in Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia, ed. Jiyoung Song and Alistair D. B. Cook (London: Routledge).

2014. “Civilian Protection and the Politics of Humanitarian Action in Kachin State”, in Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar eds. Tim Lindsey and Melissa Crouch (Oxford: Hart).

2014. “A Non – Traditional Security Threat: Cyberspace and Human Trafficking”, in Trafficking in Human Beings – Recent Trends and Solutions in Europe and Asia, eds. Wilhelm Hofmeister, Patrick Rueppel, and Alexander Lazarowicz. (Select Books: Singapore).

2013. “Community Engagement and Environmental Management”, in Natural Riches? Perspectives on Responsible Natural Resource Management in Conflict-affected Countries, ed. Mely Caballero-Anthony. World Economic Forum: Geneva, Switzerland (with J. Jackson Ewing and PK Hangzo). Available: http://t.co/r1udBoBXuK

2013. “A Land between Two Rising Powers: The Evolution of Myanmar’s Relations with China and India”, in Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia – Pacific, ed. Mallika Joseph. Australia India Institute & Regional Centre for Strategic Studies.

2013. “Globalisation and East and Southeast Asia”, in East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives, ed. Andrew T H Tan. Abingdon: Routledge.

2013. “NTS Framework”, in Non-Traditional Security in Asia, eds. Mely Caballero – Anthony and Alistair D. B. Cook. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (with Mely Caballero – Anthony).

2013. “Health” in Non-Traditional Security in Asia, eds. Mely Caballero – Anthony and Alistair D. B. Cook. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (with Mely Caballero – Anthony, Belinda Chng and Julie Balen).

2013. “Internal Conflict” in Non-Traditional Security in Asia, eds. Mely Caballero – Anthony and Alistair D. B. Cook. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (with Mely Caballero – Anthony, Pau Khan Khup Hangzo, Lina Gong and Manpavan Kaur).

2013. “Forced Migration” in Non-Traditional Security in Asia, eds. Mely Caballero – Anthony and Alistair D. B. Cook. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing (with Mely Caballero – Anthony, Pau Khan Khup Hangzo and Priyanka Bhalla).

2011. “Role of External Actors in Development-induced Displacement in Myanmar,” In Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement, ed. Nadeeka Withana. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies.

2007. “Understanding the Role of Culture, Identity and Religion in Southeast Asia: An Introduction,” In Culture, Identity and Religion in Southeast Asia, ed. Alistair D. B. Cook. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.

2007. “Forced Migration and Terrorism: Southeast Asian Human Security Challenges.” In Culture, Identity and Religion in Southeast Asia, ed. Alistair D. B. Cook. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press (with Christopher W. Freise).
Keynote Speeches & Editorship of Special Issues
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staff as info will be
pulled from PRDS)
Co-editor. 2021. Special Issue on Humanitarianism in Asia-Pacific. Asian Journal of Comparative Politics Parts 1 and 2.
Opinions & Commentaries
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pulled from PRDS)
2021. “Integrated Security for a Changing Climate,” IDSS Paper, 11 November. Available: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/idss/ip21015-integrated-security-for-a-changing-climate/#.YiqbEIlBw2w



2021. “Is ASEAN Ready for the Disasters of Tomorrow?” (with Christopher Chen), The Diplomat, 8 October. Available: https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/is-asean-ready-for-the-disasters-of-tomorrow/



2021. “Moving Beyond the Politics of Recognition in Myanmar” (with Mely Caballero-Anthony), East Asia Forum, 14 August. Available: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/08/14/moving-beyond-the-politics-of-recognition-in-myanmar/



2021. “Should the UK Recognise a New Myanmar Diplomat Appointed by the Junta?” (with Mely Caballero-Anthony), Channel News Asia, 29 July. Available: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/mynamar-ambassador-uk-charge-daffairs-military-junta-recognised-2074491



2021. “Myanmar Instability: Emerging Reactions in East Asia”, (with Joel Ng) RSIS Commentary, 19 May. Available: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/cms/myanmar-instability-emerging-reactions-in-east-asia/



2021. “Post-Covid disaster governance in Southeast Asia” (with Angelo P. L. Trias ), The Interpreter, 7 May. Available: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/post-covid-disaster-governance-southeast-asia



2021. “Time for a coordinated ASEAN–UN response to Myanmar’s coup”, East Asia Forum, 14 April. Available: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/04/14/time-for-a-coordinated-asean-un-response-to-myanmars-coup/



2021. “Myanmar: Time for New Regional Diplomacy”, RSIS Commentary, 18 February. Available: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/myanmar-time-for-new-regional-diplomacy/#.YG6VlegzbIU



2020. “Establishing Humanitarian Lanes during COVID-19,” East Asia Forum, 30 June (with Christopher Chen). Available: https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/06/30/establishing-humanitarian-lanes-during-covid-19/



2020. “COVID-19 & Humanitarian Response: Leave No-One Behind,” RSIS Commentary, 20 March. Available: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/global-health-security-covid-19-humanitarian-response-leave-no-one-behind/#.XuR6vUUzbIU



2019. “Humanitarian Action: Southeast Asia’s Local Turn,” RSIS Commentary, 6 December (with Chris Chen). https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/humanitarian-action-southeast-asias-local-turn/#.XhU7xkczaUk



2019. “PNG Seeks to Re-Engage Southeast Asia: Role of Disaster Preparedness,” RSIS Commentary, 18 July (with Yen Ne Foo). https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/png-seeks-to-re-engage-southeast-asia-role-of-disaster-preparedness/#.Xc5PzlczaUk



2018. “Is ASEAN defence diplomacy key to resolving the humanitarian situation in Myanmar?” East Asia Forum, 9 August. Available: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/08/09/is-asean-defence-diplomacy-key-to-resolving-the-humanitarian-situation-in-myanmar/



2017. “Build Back Greener: Climate Change and Humanitarian Response,” RSIS Commentary, 10 August (with Margareth Sembiring). Available: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/co17149-build-back-greener-climate-change-humanitarian-response/#.WffQY_mCyM8



2017. “Climate Change Adaptation: Beyond Greening Humanitarian Response,” Asia-Pacific Environmental Law (APCEL) Climate Change Adaptation Platform, 18 July. (with Margareth Sembiring). Available: https://law.nus.edu.sg/apcel/cca/Climate%20Change%20Adaptation%20Beyond%20Greening%20Humanitarian%20Sembiring_Cook_Final.pdf



2017. “From Opposition to Office: The National League for Democracy One Year On,” RSIS Commentary, March 29. Available: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/co17058-myanmars-national-league-for-democracy-from-opposition-to-office-one-year-on/#.WffQSvmCyM8 (re-published in The Nation, 8 April as ‘Myanmar’s NLD: From opposition to power one year on; re-published in The Jakarta Post, 6 April as ‘Suu Kyi’s party: From opposition to office one year on’).



2016. “World Humanitarian Summit: Meeting Expectations or Falling Short?” RSIS Commentary No.129, 27 May. Available: Here



2015. “Nepal Earthquake: Enhancing International Humanitarian Cooperation,” RSIS Commentary No. 100, 27 April (with Mely Caballero-Anthony and Julius Trajano). Available: HERE Re-printed on Reliefweb, 27 April. Available: http://reliefweb.int/report/nepal/nepal-earthquake-enhancing-international-humanitarian-cooperation



2014. “Networked Resilience: Moving the Asia-Pacific Forward,” RSIS Commentaries No. 076, 22 April. Available: http://bit.ly/RQzWHE Re-printed on Reliefweb, 22 April. Available: http://bit.ly/ScJ89z



2014. “New Avenues for Regional Cooperation: Tackling Human Trafficking in Asia,” RSIS Commentaries No. 062, 3 April. Available: http://bit.ly/1lIgDt3 Reprinted in The Jakarta Post, 11 April. Edited and re-printed as “Human trafficking in Asia going online,” East Asia Forum, 3 May. Available: http://bit.ly/1lChASh Edited and re-printed as “There’s an App for that: Human Traffickers Go Online,” Anne Summers Reports issue 8: 47 – 49. Available: http://annesummers.com.au/pdf/ASR_issue_8.pdf (with Caitriona Heinl).



2013. “Asia-Pacific Regionalism and the Conflict Constraint,” Asian Journal of Public Affairs 6:1



2013. “Smart Power Potential under Xi Jinping,” East Asia Forum, 7 March. Available: http://bit.ly/10aZk9N



2013. “Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Kachin Conflict: Implications for Myanmar’s Reform Process,” LSE IDEAS, 25 February. Available: http://bit.ly/VJAgqz



2013. “Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Kachin Conflict,” The Jakarta Post, 7 February. Available: http://bit.ly/12vxFEF



2012. “The Sino-American Tightrope: A balancing act for Myanmar,” The Straits Times, 21 September.



2012. “Flashpoints of National Reconciliation in Myanmar,” AFG Venture Group Dispatches, June edition.



2012. “Money in Myanmar at last,” Asia 360 (magazine: print and online), 6 April. Available: http://www.asia360news.com/article/26-economics/money-in-myanmar-at-last



2012. “Myanmar’s Road to Democracy,” The Straits Times, 17 January (with Bridget Welsh).



2011. “The Politics of Protection: Evaluating Recent Clashes along Thailand – Myanmar Border,” MacArthur Asia Security Initiative Blog. Available: http://www.asicluster3.com/blog_self/index.php?page=viewentry&id=236



2010. “Aung San Suu Kyi: Critic or Bridge Builder?” RSIS Commentary, 19 November 2010. Available: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS1542010.pdf Reprinted in The Jakarta Post 24/11/10 Available: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/11/24/aung-san-suu-kyi-critic-or-bridge-builder.html



2010. “Myanmar Elections 2010: Civilianising the Military Government?” RSIS Commentary, 21 September 2010. Available: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS1192010.pdf Re-printed in Eurasia Review, 27/09/10. Available: http://www.eurasiareview.com/201009278552/myanmar-elections-2010-civilianising-the-military-government.html



2010. “Preventing Mass Atrocities in Southeast Asia”, The Jakarta Post 15/6/2010 and The Brunei Times 16/6/2010 (with Priyanka Bhalla).
Available: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/06/15/preventing-mass-atrocities-southeast-asia.html



2009. “The Obama Doctrine and Southeast Asia.” RSIS Commentary, 18 December 2009. Available: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS1272009.pdf



2009. “The US and Myanmar: Moving into a New Phase.” RSIS Commentary, 20 October 2009. Available: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS1022009.pdf
Re-printed in The Nation (Bangkok) 7/11/2009. Available: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2009/11/07/opinion/US-and-Burma-Moving-into-a-New-Phase-30116064.html



2009. “Aung San Suu Kyi’s Verdict: Implications for ASEAN”. RSIS Commentary, 12 August 2009. (with Mely Caballero-Anthony) Available: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0792009.pdf
Re-printed in PACNET No. 57, 12/08/2009 http://csis.org/node/17200/publication?page=7
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