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DR Tang Siew-mun

Head, ASEAN Studies Centre,
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Dr Tang Siew-mun is the head of the ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, where he is concurrently senior fellow at the Regional Strategic and Political Studies programme. He is the managing editor of ASEANFocus. His primary research interests are Asian security, ASEAN’s relations with the major powers and Japanese foreign policy. 

Prior to joining ISEAS, Dr Tang was the director for foreign policy and security studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia and senior lecturer at the National University of Malaysia.

Dr Tang holds a BA (Hons.) from the National University of Malaysia, a MA in War Studies from King’s College London, a MA in international studies from the Claremont Graduate University and a PhD from Arizona State University in Political Science.