Hoo Chiew Ping

Dr. Hoo Chiew Ping: Senior Lecturer at SSIR programme, UKM

2017 SEAYLP Associate Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia)

2018 IUE Emerging Leaders Fellowship by the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea

胡秋坪博士

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Contact
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Email: hoo@ukm.edu.my

Room 3E.601

History, Politics, and Security Research Centre
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
National University of Malaysia
43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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Academic Qualification

B.Soc.Sci. (International Relations), UKM, Malaysia.
Ph.D. (Politics and International Relations), La Trobe University, Australia.

 

Area of Specialisation

  • Geographical: Northeast Asian security, South Korea and North Korea (primary focus), Japan, and China
  • Issue-specific: US and ROK’s North Korea policy, defense policy, North Korean provocations, strategic and security studies

Research Interests

  • US and ROK’s North Korea policy
  • North Korean provocations (nuclear, missile, military, and cyber)
  • South Korean foreign policy
  • Malaysia’s relations with the two Koreas
  • Southeast Asian international relations
    • Korea-Southeast Asia relations
    • ASEAN-Korea
    • Transboundary security issues in Southeast Asia (Mekong River)
    • Great powers in Southeast Asia (US, China, India, and Japan)

 

Brief profile

Dr. Hoo Chiew-Ping is Senior Lecturer in the Strategic Studies and International Relations Program at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She is concurrently co-founder and co-convener of the East Asia and International Relations (EAIR) Caucus at UKM. She was 2017 Shangri-la Dialogue’s Southeast Asian Young Leaders Programme (SEAYLP) Associate Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia). Chiew-Ping was also Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow at Seoul National University in 2010, and Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) research fellow in 2011. Her main research interests include South Korean foreign policy, North Korean provocations, IR theory, and Korea-Southeast Asia relations. She is currently leading a Korea Foundation-funded project on Southeast Asia-North Korea relations, examining the security-economic linkages and strategic uncertainties of North Korean security challenges in the region. Dr. Hoo is consulted by Malaysian and international media on Korean security issues which appear in English and Mandarin mediums, including BBC NewsWall Street JournalWashington PostSouth China Morning PostChina ReviewSin Chew Daily, among others. She can be reached at hoo@ukm.edu.my

 

Teaching
Hoo teaches undergraduate courses include ‘Major Powers in the Asia-Pacific’ and ‘Introduction to International Relations’ (Kedinamikan Sistem Antarabangsa). At the postgraduate level, Hoo lectures for IDFR, MPAT, Security Analysis and East Asian Studies programmes for the following courses: ‘Research Methodology in Security and Strategic Analysis’; ‘Globalization and Regionalization’; ‘Contemporary International Relations’; ‘Comparative Defence and Foreign Policy’; and ‘Major Powers in East Asia’. She also delivers guest lectures on Korean security issues and North Korea’s nuclear problem for the Malaysian Armed Forces Defense College (MPAT), National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), and on invitation by other organizations.

 

Awards and Fellowships
• University Book Prize (International Relations), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2007
• Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship, 2010
• Academy of Korean Studies Research Fellow, 2011
• SEAYLP Associate Research Fellow, IISS-Asia, 2017
• IUE Emerging Leaders Fellowship, ROK’s Ministry of Unification, 2018

Reviewer for Academic Journals
•Contemporary Southeast Asia
•Asian Politics and Policy
•International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
•JEBAT: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics, and Strategic Studies

 

International Conferences and Delegations

  1. Participant (UKM student representative), in the 21st Asia Pacific Roundtable, organized by ISIS Malaysia and ASEAN-ISIS, Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur, 4-8 June 2007.
  2. Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Japan’s role in the United States-South Korea Security Alliance and Northeast Asian strategic stability” at Asia Pacific Week, organized by Australian National University in Canberra, 8-11 February 2010.
  3. Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “The Dynamics of the South Korea—United States Security Alliance and Great Power Politics on Regional Strategic Stability” at the 5th World Congress of Korean Studies jointly organized by Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) and Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University, in Taipei, October 25-28, 2010.
  4. Participant, as foreign delegate (South Africa) in Yonsei Model G20 Conference, sponsored by Presidential Committee of G20 Summit, Seoul, November 4-6, 2010.
  5. Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “ROK-US Alliance and Korean Domestic Politics on the Strategic Stability of the Korean Peninsula: 1993 – 2010at The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2011, organized by Korean Political Science Association, at Incheon, South Korea, 24-27 August 2011.
  6. Participant, “Building Asian futures: integration, welfare and growth?”, The 6th LSE Asia Forum 2014, Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2 & 3 April 2014.
  7. Invited Participant, Policy Seminar: Korean Unification Policy during the Park Geun Hye administration, co-host by the Korea Foundation and ISIS Malaysia, at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2014.
  8. Invited Participant, ASEAN-Korea Cooperations, the 8th Korea-ASEAN Forum, organized and co-host by the Korea Foundation and ISIS Malaysia, at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 28-29 July 2015.
  9. Rapporteur, for Strategic Forum on Women, Business, and Economic Development, The 5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016, organised by the University of Oxford, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 14-16 April 2016
  10. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Explaining Strategic Stability in Contemporary East Asian International Relations” at Jeju Peace Forum 2016, organized by Jeju Peace Institute at International Convention Center Jeju, 25-27 May 2016.
  11. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “The Dynamics of Asymmetric Power Struggle in East Asia: Rethinking Strategic Equilibrium” at International Workshop on “The Changing Faces of Asian Transformation: Dynamics, Driving Forces, Modalities”, jointly organized by Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya and the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Kuala Lumpur, 2 June 2016.
  12. Invited Speaker for opening remarks on “ASEAN-Korea Relations: 25 Years Of Partnership And Friendship”, and discussant on “The Future of ASEAN Centrality”, at International Conference on ASEAN Studies (ICONAS), jointly organized by Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya and Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Kuala Lumpur, 21-22 July 2016.
  13. Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Malaysia’s role in ASEAN-Korea Strategic Interest: Contribution to Northeast Asian Peace Cooperation Initiative” for UKM Panel at the 10th International Malaysian Studies Conference on “Globalization and Regionalism: Malaysia in ASEAN Community Building”, jointly organized by PSSM, UMS, IKMAS, PPSPS, FSSK, UKM, 15-17 August 2016, Kota Kinabalu.
  14. Invited participant, and moderator for Session II on “Learning from the Past: Managing Actual Tensions and Disputes”, at The 2nd International Conference on ASEAN’s Multilateral Cooperation and Its Lessons for Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative (NAPCI), jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea and ISIS Malaysia, at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 24-25 August 2016.
  15. Invited participant, The 9th ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue, jointly organized by Asialink (Australia), Asia New Zealand Foundation, and ISIS Malaysia, at The Doubletree Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 29 October-1 November 2016.
  16. Invited participant, and Discussant for Panel II on “Peace and Stability ion the Korean Peninsula: Implications for Southeast Asia”, at ASEAN-Korea Next Generation Policy Expert Forum, jointly organized by the Korea Foundation and ISIS Thailand, at Anantara Siam Hotel, Bangkok, 6th February 2017.
  17. Malaysian delegation, Southeast Asian NGOs exchange program under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative to Beijing, Guangxi, and Guandong, organized by Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), 1-12 March 2017.
  18. Malaysian delegation, Southeast Asian Young Leaders Programme (SEAYLP) Delegation, The 16th Asian Security Summit: IISS Shangri-la Dialogue, at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 2-5 June 2017.
  19. Invited Speaker, Roundtable Discussion on Southeast Asia: Malaysia’s perspective on Sino-US relations, ASEAN-Korean cooperation, & Malaysia’s North Korea policy, organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, 23 June 2017, Seoul.
  20. Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Peace and Stability on the Korean Peninsula: Republic of Korea’s Statecraft and Implications for Southeast Asia” at The World Congress for Korean Politics and Society 2017 on “Rebuilding Trust in Peace and Democracy”, organized by the Korean Political Science Association (KPSA), 22-24 June 2017, Seoul.
  21. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “South Korea’s Efforts for Peace Building in the Korean Peninsula”, at Korea Global Forum 2017 Rebuilding Peace in the Korean Peninsula and ASEAN on “New Paths to Peace on the Korean Peninsula through International Cooperation”, jointly organized by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, 25 July 2017.
  22. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “The impact of East Asian Security Challenges on Southeast Asia” for KAS-CUHK-NUS closed door Expert Workshop: “East Asian Security Architecture – The Status of Multilateral Fora”, jointly organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 28 July 2017.
  23. Malaysian delegation, ASEAN Next Generation Policy Experts Network to Seoul and Busan, organized by the Korea Foundation, 27 August-2 September 2017.
  24. Invited presenter and discussant, for Session I on “Strategic and Security Developments on the Korean Peninsula”, at Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula and Regional Security, jointly organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia and ISIS Malaysia, at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 2017.
  25. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “North Korea-Malaysia Relations during the Cold War” at International Workshop – “China and Southeast Asia during the Cold War”, jointly organized by the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya and East China Normal University, China, in Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 2017.
  26. Invited panel speaker, on “North Korean war threat: nuclear, ballistic missile, and military provocations”, organized by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS), Ministry of Defence Malaysia, 10 October 2017.
  27. Invited presenter, presenting in a panel entitled “How to approach the Unification of Korea”, at Korea Global Forum 2017 Young Scholars Forum on “New Paths to Peace on the Korean Peninsula through International Cooperation”, jointly organized by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea, Seoul, South Korea, 12 October 2017.
  28. Invited presenter, presenting in a panel entitled “The Case for a Malaysia-Republic of Korea Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”, at The Launch of the Malaysian Scholars on Korea (MASK) Network, jointly organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia and ISIS Malaysia, at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 5 December 2017.
  29. Invited presenter, presenting a topic entitled “Malaysia’s challenges and opportunities facing Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy” at C & D Hotel Fuzhou, organized and hosted by the Fujian Academy of Social Sciences, Fujian, China, 10 January 2018.
  30. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Pivot to Southeast Asia? Republic of Korea’s New Southern Policy” at International Workshop on “Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in Comparative Perspectives”, jointly organized by the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya and Nanhua University, Taiwan, in Kuala Lumpur, 18 January 2018.
  31. Malaysian delegation, The 6th IISS Fullerton Forum: The Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, 28-30 January 2018.
  32. Presenter, presenting preliminary research findings on “North Korea-Southeast Asia Relations: Security-Economic Linkages and Strategic Uncertainties”, a closed-door seminar organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia), 9 Raffles Place, Singapore, 28 March 2018.
  33. Co-organizer and Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Malaysia-North Korea relations: an evolution from Tun Razak to Najib”, at International Exploratory Workshop on “Facing the North Korea challenge: Perspectives from Southeast Asia and China”, jointly organized by the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya and UKM EAIR Caucus, in Kuala Lumpur, 18 April 2018.
  34. Discussant, for Session II on “Peace on the Korean Peninsula and Stability in the South China Sea”, KAIS-KF-ISIS Malaysia conference on Constructing Multilayered Communication Channels between Korea and ASEAN: A Meeting among Experts and Next Generation Leaders, jointly organized by the Korean Association of International Studies, Korea Foundation, and ISIS Malaysia, at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 19-20 April 2018.
  35. Invited Speaker, presenting a topic entitled “The Nuclear Challenge in Northeast Asia” in Session 2: Issues in the Changing Strategic Environment, MIAF-HELP University Seminar on The Evolving Strategic Environment in the Asia-Pacific, jointly organized by the Malaysian International Affairs Forum (MIAF) and HELP University, at Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2018.
  36. Invited Speaker, in Concurrent Session 1: Strategic Update: Northeast Asia, at the The 32nd Asia-Pacific Roundtable, organized by the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, 7 – 9 May 2018, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 8 May 2018.
  37. Malaysian delegation, Southeast Asian Young Leaders Programme (SEAYLP) Delegation, The 17th Asian Security Summit: IISS Shangri-la Dialogue, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), 1-4 June 2018.
  38. Invited Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Ongoing, frozen and looming conflicts in the Asia-Pacific: A Southeast Asian Perspective” at the 19th Foreign Policy Conference: The Asia-Pacific Conflict Zone, organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, in Berlin, Germany, 21-22 June 2018.
  39. Presenter, presenting a paper entitled “Shifting dynamics on the Korean Peninsula: Kim Jong-un’s Summit Diplomacy and consequences for regional stakeholders” at the International Conference on “Building a Peaceful Korean Peninsula”, organized by the Korean Association of North Korean Studies, co-hosted by the Institute of Unification Education, Ministry of Unification and Korea Foundation, at the Westin Chosun, Seoul, 9 July 2018.

 

Invited Lectures and Talks

  • Invited Guest Lecture on “The Two Koreas” for UKM-MPAT Masters in Defence Studies, SKST 6423 Security Issues in the Asia and the Pacific, at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (MAFDC), in March 2015.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Security Issues in the Korean Peninsula” for Administrative Diplomatic Officers at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) on 30 December 2015.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Methods and Instrumentation” for Administrative Diplomatic Officers going for master’s degree study leave, at INTAN, on 19 May 2016.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Strategy and Concepts of War: A Case Study of the Korean War” for UKM-MPAT Masters in Defence Studies, SKST 6504 Crisis, Conflict and War Studies, at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (MAFDC), on 6 June 2016.
  • Invited Guest Lecture for the International Relations and Security Module for the programme of Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (DPA), Academic Session 2016/2017, on “Security Issues on the Korean Peninsula”, at INTAN Bukit Kiara, on 20 September 2016.
  • Invited Guest Lecture for the Research Colloquium SOFTAM 6/2016, Faculty of Technology and Information Science (FTSM) UKM, on “The inter-Korean cyberwarfare and US-China cyber conflict: the complexity of cyber security in the Asia-Pacific“, 22 September 2016.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Cyber Security Policy and Strategy” for the course TD6104 Fundamental of Digital Forensics, a joint programme by the Faculty of Technology and Information Science (FTSM) and Cybersecurity Malaysia, at FTSM UKM, 5 October 2016.
  • Invited Guest Lecture for the International Relations and Security Module (KLE10073) for the programme of Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (DPA), Academic Session 2016/2017, on “International Relations Theory”, at INTAN Bukit Kiara, on 30 March 2017.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Strategy and Concepts of War: A Case Study of the Korean War” for UKM-MPAT Masters in Defence Studies, SKST 6504 Crisis, Conflict and War Studies, at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (MAFDC), on 9 June 2017.
  • Invited speaker, “Roundtable Discussion on Southeast Asia: Malaysia’s perspective on Sino-US relations, ASEAN-Korean cooperation, & Malaysia’s North Korea policy”, organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, 23 June 2017, Seoul.
  • Invited speaker, “North Korea and Southeast Asia: An (il)licit Economy-Security Nexus“, hosted by Pukyong National University, at Busan, South Korea, on 16 October 2017.
  • Invited speaker, “Pyongyang’s survival strategy: North Korea under Kim Jong-un”, hosted by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), at Sungai Long, Malaysia, on 25 October 2017.
  • Invited speaker, “UTAR Global Affairs Talk Series: Pyongyang’s survival strategy: North Korea under Kim Jong-un“, hosted by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), at Kampar, Perak, Malaysia, on 9 February 2018.
  • Invited Guest Lecture on “Strategy and Concepts of War: A Case Study of the Korean War” for UKM-MPAT Masters in Defence Studies, SKST 6504 Crisis, Conflict and War Studies, at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), on 7 June 2018.
  • Invited Guest lecture, on “ASEAN-Korea cooperation under Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy”, at Sejong Institute, Seongnam, South Korea, 12 July 2018.

 

Current Research Projects

  • A member of UKM’s FRGS (Fundamental Research Grant Scheme) research group headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Azizan Idris on “An Indigenous Framework for Southeast Asian International Relations Theory Development”. FRGS/1/2015/SS02/UKM/02/6
  • A member of UKM’s FRGS research group headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kuik Cheng-Chwee on “Re-conceptualizing “Concentric Multilateralism”: Developing a New Theory of Explaining ASEAN’s Evolving Roles for Malaysia’s Strategic Interests”. FRGS/1/2015/SS02/UKM/02/7
  • A member of Ministry of Higher Education’s IPPTN-CLMV research group headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. D.Ravichandran K.Dhakshinamoorthy on “Strategies of the management of water security issues in the Mekong river basin” SK-2016-003
  • Project leader of GGPM (Young Researcher Grant Scheme) research group on “Malaysia’s role in ASEAN-Korea Strategic Interest“. GGPM-2017-123
  • Joint Project Leader of Korea Foundation Policy-Oriented Research Program on “The Role of Southeast Asia in Mitigating North Korean Security Challenges: Security-Economic Linkages and Strategic Uncertainties“, 2018-2019.

 

PUBLICATION

Book Chapter

  1. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2017. “The Impact of East Asian Security Challenges on Southeast Asia”, in Security Architecture under Threat: The Status of Multilateral Fora, Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
  2. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2009. ‘Environmental security: a global perspective’. In Yaakop, Rizal, Rozi, Syafuan & Abdullah, Azrai. (Eds.), A kaleidoscope of environmental security: Indonesian and Malaysian perspectives. (pp. 75-86). Bogor: Madani Press.

 

Commentary, Op-Ed, Popular Writing

  1. Hoo, Chiew Ping & Nor Azizan Idris. 2017. ‘Deciphering Southeast Asian Politics’. In FASeH: Research Bulletin of FSSK, UKM. Bangi: UKM Press.
  2. Ravichandran Moorthy, Chin Kok Fay & Hoo Chiew Ping. (2017), ‘Water Politics and Livelihood issues in the Lower Mekong River Basin: Exploratory Research in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia’. In FASeH: Research Bulletin of FSSK, UKM. Bangi: UKM Press.
  3. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2017. Mismatched expectation between China and South Korea: strategic dilemma over THAAD and its implications for regional stability. In ICS Bulletin. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya.
  4. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2017, 9 March. Malaysia and North Korea – a friendship on ice. BBC News. Link · Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2018, February. Southeast Asia and the DPRK: Constraints of Engagement. ASEAN Focus. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute. Link
  5. Hoo, Chiew Ping. ‘Southeast Asia and the DPRK: Constraints of Engagement’. ASEAN Focus Issue 1/2018, ISEAS Ishak-Yusof Institute, Singapore, January/February 2018 Issue.
  6. Benjamin Ho & Hoo Chiew-Ping. 2018, March 28. ‘With great power comes great responsibility’.  PacNet #24, Pacific Forum CSIS. Honolulu, HI.
  7. Benjamin Ho & Hoo Chiew-Ping. 2018, March 29.’Will China Be a Responsible Great Power?’ (with Benjamin Ho).  RSIS Commentary, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
  8. Hoo, Chiew-Ping, 2018, 28 June. ‘North Korea is Asean’s problem’. New Straits Times. Link
  9. Hoo, Chiew-Ping, 2018, 24 July, ‘ASEAN as an interlocutor for peace on Korean peninsula’. Khmer Times. Link
  10. Hoo, Chiew-Ping, 2018, ‘Can peace be achieved on the Korean Peninsula?’. ISIS Focus, No. 8 (2018/2), p. 24. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Link

 

Media and Newspaper: reports and interview

I have written articles for, and been interviewed by journalists from local and international print and broadcast outlets, including: Sin Chew Daily (星洲日報), The Star, Oriental Daily (馬來西亞東方日報), BBC News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Los Angeles Times, South China Morning Post (南華早報), NK News, Politiken (Denmark), China Review (中國評論新聞/中評社), Malaysia’s Astro Awani, NTV7 and 8TV, South Korea’s Arirang TV and TBS eFM Radio, BBC World Service radio, Singapore’s Channel News Asia, China Global Television Network (CGTN), ORF Austrian National Television, and Al Jazeera.

See some of my latest interview quotes reported in the Washington Post (1, 2), Wall Street JournalASEAN Focus, PacNet, NK News (1, 2), China Review (1, 2; both in Mandarin), Oriental Daily (in Mandarin), and BBC News.

  • ‘US Presidential Elections: What has Obama changed?’. In Sin Chew Daily, Malaysia. 23 October 2016. In Mandarin. Interview quoted. 美国总统大选专题系列 奥巴马改变了什么(上)·美国东盟关系更紧密
  • ‘Trump’s celebrity style’. In Sin Chew Daily, Malaysia. 2 November 2016. In Mandarin. Interview quoted. 特朗普明星作
  • ‘Dicing with deadly diplomacy’ In The Star, Malaysia. 26 February 2017. Interview quoted.
  • ‘[Kim Jong-Nam assassination in Malaysia] Diplomacy is the only way out’ in Oriental Daily, Malaysia. 26 February 2017. In Mandarin. Interview quoted. 【金正男在马遇害】要玄光宋助查外交是唯一途径
  • ‘North Korea can retaliate against Malaysia by canceling visa exemptions’. In VN Express, Vietnam. 5 March 2017. In Vietnamese. Interview quoted. Triều Tiên có thể trả đũa Malaysia bằng cách hủy miễn thị thực.
  • ‘North Korea’s reliance on China to grow as ties with Southeast Asian nations unravel’. In South China Morning Post, Hong Kong. 7 March 2017. Interview quoted.
  • ‘Jong Nam murder: Malaysia departs from traditional diplomatic behaviour’. In Free Malaysia Today. 10 March 2017. Not interviewed, quoted.
  • ‘[Malaysia-NK crisis] International Relations Scholar: Malaysia is Contained by North Korea’. In Oriental Daily, Malaysia. 1 April 2017. In Mandarin. Interview quoted. 【馬朝風波】國際關係學者:大馬受朝鮮牽制
  • ‘Hoo Chiew Ping speaks to China Review: Xi-Trump will bring progress to the DPRK issue’. Full interview with China Review News Agency (CRNTT-China Review News Think Tank). 4 April 2017. In Mandarin. 胡秋坪语中评: 习特会可促朝鲜问题向前发展
  • ‘Hoo Chiew Ping speaks to China Review: China and the United States will not allow a nuclear war with North Korea’. Full interview with China Review News Agency. 27 April 2017. In Mandarin. 胡秋坪語中評:中美不允許朝核戰爭發生
  • ‘South Korea needs Asean in its strategy on North Korea’. Quoted by Dr. Vannarith Chheang for Khmer Times, 30 August 2017.
  • ‘Najib’s visit to Washington: The United States still values Malaysia’. In Oriental Daily, Malaysia. 15 September 2017. In Mandarin. Interview quoted. 纳吉出访受礼待: 美国仍然重视大马
  • ‘North Korea relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism: what happens now?’. Interviewed. NK News. Washington DC, Seoul, & London: Korea Risk Group
  • ‘What’s Missing From The Assassination Trial of Kim Jong Un’s Half Brother’. In Buzzfeed. 29 November 2017. Interview quoted.
  • ‘Combating nuclear North Korea in ASEAN’s backyard’. In The ASEAN Post. 5 December 2017. Interview quoted.
  • ‘Global Watch Issue: North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles and the inevitable War?’. A 9-minute talk show segment at the Ntv7. 6 December 2017. In Mandarin.  环球话题:朝鲜导弹飞 战争难避免?
  • ‘The Year Ahead 2018: East Asia’. EP1. A Channel News Asia year-end TV program. 26 December 2017.
  • ‘Kim Jong Un meets Xi Jinping: experts react’. Interviewed. NK News. Washington DC, Seoul, & London: Korea Risk Group.
  • ‘With North Korea in Absentia, Malaysia Struggles Through Kim Jong Nam Trial’ by Jake Maxwell Watts and Yantoultra Ngui. Interviewed and quoted. Wall Street Journal. 22 March 2018. Link
  • ‘North Korea’s friends in Southeast Asia are ready to return to business as usual’ by Anna Fifield. Interviewed. Washington Post. 4 June 2018. Link
  • ‘All Signs Suggest North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Really Wants to Make a Deal’ by Charlie Campbell. Interviewed. TIME Magazine. 8 June 2018. Link
  • ‘Singapore preps for Trump-Kim summit with fresh paint and arrests’ by Victoria Kim. Los Angeles Times (LA Times). 9 June 2018. Link
  • ‘Southeast Asia’s choice: what the Singapore summit means for the region’ by Robin Spiess. Southeast Asia GLOBE. 11 June 2018. Link
  • ‘Trump, Kim summit ends with signing of joint declaration’ by Angaindrankumar Gnanasagaran. Interviewed. The ASEAN Post. 12 June 2018. Link
  • ‘Kim returns to North Korea as Trump lavishes praise’ by Anna Fifield. Interviewed. Washington Post. 12 June 2018. Link
  • ‘Pyongyang Press Puts a Shine on Supreme Leader in Trump-Kim Talks’ by Jonathan Cheng. Interviewed. Wall Street Journal. 13 June 2018. Link
  • ‘Đoàn Thị Hương sẽ tự biện hộ’ (Doan Thi Huong will defend herself) by Minh Quang. Interviewed. Thanh Nien News, Vietnam. 17 August 2018. Link
  • ‘North Korea lavishes praise on ‘easily manipulated’ Trump and makes most of US political turmoil’ by Adam Withnall. Interviewed. The Independence (UK). 21 August 2018. Link
  • ‘Why Indonesia loves North Korea’ by Erin Cook. Interviewed. Asia Times. 2 September 2018. Link
  • ‘Inter-Korean family reunions: why now, and what broader impact?’ by Oliver Hotham. Interviewed. NK News. 21 August 2018. Link

 

Languages

  • Malay, native, professional working proficiency
  • English, second national language, professional working proficiency
  • Mandarin, mother tongue, limited professional working proficiency, fluent in speaking and listening, average in reading and writing
  • French, four years of university learning, DELF A1, A2, and B1, limited professional working proficiency, fluent in reading
  • Korean, three years of informal learning, limited professional working proficiency, reading knowledge, average in listening, sufficient for archival research
  • Japanese, two years of informal learning, limited professional working proficiency, reading and writing knowledge, average in listening

 

AJK Pusat Pengajian/Fakulti/Universiti

  • Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Laman Web Pusat pengajian Sejarah, Politik dan Strategi (lantikan sejak 8 Januari 2013)
  • Ahli Sidang Editor Buletin Penyelidikan Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (2015-2016) (lantikan sejak 26 Julai 2016).
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Persidangan Antarabangsa ICOSH 2017 (2016-April 2017)
  • Penyelaras Penarafan, Sekretariat Jaminan Kualiti, Audit & Penarafan, Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (November 2016-2017).
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Cyber Resilience Conference (CRC) 2018 (March-November 2018)