Research Center for History, Politics and International Affairs

 

Hoo Chiew Ping

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

胡秋坪博士

호추평 (한) / 후츄핑 (영)

Contact
Ext: 5384
Email: hoo@ukm.edu.my

Room 3E.601

Research Centre for History, Politics, and International Affairs (formerly known as the School of History, Politics, and Strategic Studies 2001-2017)
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
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

  • Korean Peninsula: South Korea’s foreign policy, North Korean studies, US North Korea policy, Malaysia-ROK and -DPRK relations
  • East Asian IR: US policy in Asia, US-ROK alliance, China-Korea relations, Japan-Korea relations
  • IR: Statecraft and policy options, strategic stability,  nuclear security, nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, Postcolonialism & Decolonization, Global IR

Research Interests

  • US and ROK’s North Korea policy
  • North Korean provocations (nuclear, missile, military, and cyber)
  • South Korean foreign policy, the New Southern Policy
  • Malaysia’s relations with the two Koreas, Malaysia’s national security policy, defence policy and strategy
  • 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)
    • Theorizing Southeast Asia

 

Brief profile

Dr. Hoo Chiew-Ping is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies and International Relations at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She is concurrently a member of the Consultative Council on Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affarirs, Malaysia; Adjunct Lecturer at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College and the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations of Malaysia.

She was previously Council Fellow, Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula at the World Economic Forum until September 2021, Korea Foundation Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia from 2019 until 2020, Shangri-la Dialogue’s Southeast Asian Young Leaders Programme (SEAYLP) Associate Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia) in Singapore (2018), Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) research fellow in 2011, and Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow at Seoul National University in 2010.

While her main research focus is on the Korean peninsula security, she also works on the security and economic linkages between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia and smaller states’ response to power and security issues, and external powers’ influence (US, China, Japan, Korea, Australia) in Southeast Asia. Hoo received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from La Trobe University, Australia.

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 and Supervision
Dr. Hoo currently lectures in four Postgraduate Programmes:

  • MSocSc in Strategic and Security Analysis (Malay)
  • MSocSc in East Asian Studies
  • UKM-IDFR in Strategy and Diplomacy
  • UKM-MPAT in Defence Studies

Courses include: Theoretical Approaches to Strategic and Security Analysis, Contemporary International Relations, Major Powers in East Asia, Research Methodology in Strategy and Diplomacy,  Strategic and Security Issues in Asia-Pacific, and courses taught on a rotational-basis with my colleagues including Current Issues in East Asia and Research Methodology in Strategic and Security Analysis.

She would often be invited to deliver guest lecture or seminar on Korean Peninsula geopolitics by local and foreign institutions, including the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (MPAT), National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), and on invitation by other organizations.

Supervision:
I specialize in Korean Peninsula security affairs, and I also supervise PhD candidates and other postgraduate candidates from the coursework and master of philosophy programmes on the following topics:

  • Malaysia’s national security issues
  • South China Sea disputes
  • Security issues, conflict and cooperation in East Asian and Indo-Pacific region

 

Council Members, Awards and Fellowships

  • Consultative Council on Foreign Policy, Wisma Putra, 2021
  • Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula, World Economic Forum, 2020
  • Technical Writing Team, Defence White Paper, Ministry of Defence, Malaysia, 2019
  • International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), United States Department of State, 2019
  • Korea Foundation Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, 2019-2020
  • IUE Emerging Leaders Fellowship, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea, 2018
  • Shangri-la Dialogue’s Southeast Asian Young Leaders Program (SEAYLP),  2017-2018, Associate Research Fellow, 2018
  • Academy of Korean Studies Fellowship 2010
  • Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow 2010
  • SLAI (PhD Scholarship), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2009-2012
  • University Book Prize (International Relations), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2007

 

Reviewer for Academic Journals

  • Contemporary Southeast Asia
  • Asian Politics and Policy
  • Issues & Studies
  • International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
  • JEBAT: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics, and Strategic Studies
  • Akademika
  • East Asian Forum

 

Professional Membership

  • Editorial Member, “Politics and International Relations in Asia” Book Series, Amsterdam University Press, the Netherlands, since May 2021.
  • Editorial Member, SINERGI Journal, UKM-MPAT, since 2021.
  • Editorial Member, International Journal of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, since 2018.
  • Member, Malaysian Scholars on Korea (MASK) Network, ROK Embassy in Malaysia & ISIS Malaysia, since 2017.
  • Associate Member, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, since 2018.

 

International Forums, Seminars and Delegations (Selected) 2016-2021

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Malaysian delegation, ASEAN Next Generation Policy Experts Network to Seoul and Busan, organized by the Korea Foundation, 27 August-2 September 2017.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Malaysian Delegate, Global Korea Workshop for Future Asia Pacific Leaders, jointly organized by CSCAP Korea, Ilmin International Relations Institute (IIRI) of Korea University, and Unikorea Foundation, at Seoul, South Korea, 5 – 14 November 2018.
  16. Invited Speaker and Panelist, in a panel entitled “Can There be Peace on the Korean Peninsula?”, The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum 2019 : Trade Wars and Tensions – Navigating Global Turbulence, organized by The Straits Times Singapore, at Raffles City Convention Centre – Collyer and Padang Ballroom, Singapore, 28 November 2018.
  17. Invited Speaker, presenting a topic entitled “Diplomatic, Economic, and Security Developments on the Korean Peninsula: The Role of Regional Stakeholders” for Session I on “Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula”, at Roundtable on the Korean Peninsula, co-organized by Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar ISIS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), at Novotel Yangon Max Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar, 13 December 2018.
  18. Malaysian Non-Government Delegate, The Seventh IISS Fullerton Forum: The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, jointly organized by Institute of Strategic and International Studies and Singapore Government, at Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, 27 – 29 January 2019.
  19. Malaysian Non-Government Delegate, The Eighth IISS Fullerton Forum: The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, jointly organized by Institute of Strategic and International Studies and Singapore Government, at Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, 19 – 21 January 2020.

 

Conference and Workshops

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Invited Speaker and Panellist, in a panel entitled “Asian Geopolitics: North Korea and How to Achieve Regional Stability”, at G1 Global Conference 2018: Connecting a Fractured World, organized by G1 Institute, at GLOBIS Tokyo Campus, Japan, 14 October 2018.
  9. Organizer and Presenter, presenting on “Project Overview and Framework” as Project Leader and on “Malaysia-North Korea relations” in Session 4, at “The First International Workshop on Southeast Asia-North Korea Relations, sponsored by Korea Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, 24 August 2018
  10. Panellist and Paper Presenter, “China’s policy on the Korean Peninsula: changes and continuity under Xi Jinping”, in The Association for Asian Studies (AAS)-in-Asia 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.
  11. Co-Organizer and Moderator, <Young Professionals Exchange X Inter-Regional Dialogue> The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) in Seoul, ROK, July 17-18, 2019.
  12. Invited Speaker , “National Perspectives on Missile Technology in the Asia-Pacific Region”, IISS Virtual Missile Dialogue Initiative Workshop, co-organized by International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and German Federal Foreign Office, 7 – 9 September 2020.
  13. ASEAN Panellist and Paper Presenter, “Order, Border, and Economic Revival: A Resilient Regional Architecture in East Asia”, A closed-door Special Session on Countering the Pandemic, Making a safe Region, 2020 Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Forum, co-organized by the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) and Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), 4 December 2020.

 

Invited Guest Lectures and Talks (Selected)

  • 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.
  • Invited Guest lecture, on “ROK’s Defence Policy”, at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (MAFDC), 14 August 2018.
  • Invited Guest lecture, on “Geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula“, for the Master in Public Management major in Development and Security (MPM-DevSec) Batch 16, hosted by the Development Academy of the Philippines & the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College (AFPCGSC),  October & December 2020 (Batch 15 & 16).
  • Invited Guest lecture, on “Geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula“, for the Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) program, by the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP), 4 January 2021.

 

Current & Completed 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.
  • A member of Thammasat University’s Korea Foundation Policy-Oriented Research Program on “Comparative Analysis of International Relations in Southeast and Northeast Asia: Theoretical and Policy Implications“, February 2019 – December 2020.
  • Project Leader and Korea Foundation Fellow for ISIS Malaysia on “ASEAN-Korea relations under Moon Jae-in administration’s New Southern Policy: Enhancing Connectivity, Confidence-building, and Mitigating Risks“, July 2019 – September 2020.
  • A member of UM’s Korea Foundation Policy-Oriented Research Program on “China’s Rise and the Strategic Landscape of Southeast Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Southern Policy of the Republic of Korea”, February 2019 – December 2021.

 

PUBLICATION

Book

  1. Hoo, Chiew Ping. (ed). 2020. The New Southern Policy: Catalyst for Deepening ASEAN-ROK Relations. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Strategic & International Studies, Malaysia.

Hoo, Chiew-Ping, Brian Bridges, & Shine Choi. (eds). Forthcoming. Southeast Asia-DPRK relations: Drivers, Linkages, and Strategic Ambivalence. Routledge.

Book Chapters

  1. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2019. “On the ARF: A Malaysian Perspective”, in Huisken, Ron & Brett, Kathryn. (Eds.). CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2019 + ARF – The next 25 years. Canberra: Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

Special Edition

  1. Hoo, Chiew Ping. November 2020. “Editorial Letter”, New Southern Policy Beyond the Pandemic: Revitalizing Connectivity, Reinvigorating Multi-track Cooperation. ISIS Focus 4/2020, No. 14. Kuala Lumpur: ISIS Malaysia.
  2. KIM, Heejin & HOO, Chiew-Ping (eds). December 2019. Deepening ASEAN Plus Three Inter-Regional Cooperation Multi-track Aspirations and Actions. TCS Paper (unpublished and not for circulation). Seoul, Republic of Korea: Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat.

 

Commentary, Op-Ed, Popular Writing (selected)

  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
  11. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2018. ‘Can peace be achieved on the Korean Peninsula?’. ISIS Focus, No. 8, p. 24. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.
  12. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2019, 20 February. ‘From Neutrality to Pragmatism in Malaysia-North Korea Relations’. Asia Pacific Bulletin. Link
  13. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2019, 29 April. ‘How to unpack the matryoshka of strategic interests: the Russia-DPRK summit in Vladivostok’. Valdai Discussion Club. Link
  14. Hoo, Chiew Ping. 2019, 30 April. ‘A View from Southeast Asia on South Korea’. The Asan Forum.LinkKwek, Ivy & Hoo Chiew Ping. 2020, May 29. ‘Malaysia’s Rationale and Response to South China Sea Tensions’. Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. Link
  15. Hoo, Chiew-Ping. 2019, 23 December. ‘The New Southern Policy: Catalyst for Deepening ASEAN-ROK Relations’. ASEAN Focus: Taking Stock of ASEAN-ROK Relations. Link
  16. Kuik Cheng Chwee & Hoo Chiew Ping. 2020, 07 January. ‘The bilateral-multilateral Nexus in the New Southern Policy’. The Asan Forum. Link
  17. Kwek Ivy & Hoo Chiew Ping. 2020, May 29. ‘Malaysia’s Rationale and Response to South China Sea Tensions’. Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. Link
  18. Hoo Chiew Ping & Siti Atiqah Mokhter. 2020, June 15, ‘North Korea Threatens Military Action Against the South: How We Got Here’. NK News. Link
  19. Chiew-Ping Hoo & Brian Bridges. 2021, September 9. ‘The Future of Southeast Asia-DPRK Engagement’. 38North. Link
  20. Chiew-Ping Hoo. 2022, March 9. ‘Mending the Schisms in Korean Politics’. ISPI: Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale. Link

 

Media and Newspaper: reports and interview (selected)

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
  • ‘Why Indonesia loves North Korea’ by Erin Cook. Interviewed. Asia Times. 2 September 2018. Link
  • ‘Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech: experts react’ by Colin Zwirko. Interviewed. NK News. 1 January 2019. Link
  • ‘Trump-Kim Summit: US could have upped stakes, resulting in talks failing’ by Chang May Choon. Interviewed. Straits Times. 2 March 2019. Link
  • ‘(Yonhap Feature) ASEAN researchers hopeful for deeper ties with S. Korea’ by Song Sang-ho. Interviewed. Yonhap News Agency. 23 April 2019. Link
  • ‘North Korea testing new ballistic missile ‘should concern US and shows Trump tactics failing, analysts say’ by Adam Withnall. Interviewed. The Independent. 25 July 2019. Link
  • ‘North Korea’s Missile Tests Fail to Provoke Response from Washington’ by Timothy W. Martin and Dasl Yoon. Interviewed. The Wall Street Journal. 17 August 2019. Link
  • ‘South Korea’s popular culture defines its perception in Southeast Asia’ by Elizabeth Shim. United Press International (UPI). 23 December 2019. Link
  • ‘Stories of Women Security Experts Analyzing Peace in North Korea and the Korean Peninsula’ (북한과 한반도 평화를 분석하는 여성 안보 전문가들의 이야기) by Kim Hyung-eun (in Korean). Interviewed. BBC. 08 January 2020. Link
  • ‘S. Korea Pushes for Cooperation with North, Despite Rejection, Insults’ by William Gallo. Interviewed. Voice of America. 14 January 2020. Link
  • ‘Analysis: Engaging with the Hermit Kingdom’ by Dina Murad. Interviewed. The Star Online. 01 May 2020. Link
  • ‘It was easy to get swept up in it all’: Two years after Singapore, how hopes faded for Trump’s approach to North Korea’ by Adam Withnall. Interviewed. The Independent. 12 June 2020. Link

 

TV Appearance and Radio interviews (selected)

  • Guest speaker. “Agenda AWANI – Konflik hubungan Korea Utara – Malaysia selesai”, on Astro Awani, Malaysia. 31 March 2017. Link
  • Interviewed for Documentary (in March). “Nordkorea – Der totale Staat: Besuch bei Big Brother (North Korea – The Total State: Visit to Big Brother)”, on ORF Austrian National Television. 11 September 2017. Link (Hoo appear around 26 minute)
  • Live interview through Skype. ‘Korean Peninsula Latest Development’ Live on CGTN Today, on CGTN (China Global Television Network), Beijing. 16 May 2018.
  • Guest speaker. “Trump-Kim Summit and the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”, Global Watch program, on 8TV channel, Malaysia. 12 June 2018. Link
  • Live interview through Skype. Airang World, on Arirang TV, Seoul. 18 September 2018. Link
  • Live interview through Skype. Airang World, on Arirang TV, Seoul. 19 September 2018. Link
  • Studio interview. AWANI Global: Pasca Sidang Kemuncak Antara Korea, on Astro Awani. 20 September 2018. Link
  • Guest speaker. “Decoding Trump-Kim Summit 2.0”, Global Watch program, on 8TV channel, Malaysia. 28 February 2019. Link
  • Interviewed for Documentary. ‘Karaoke Chemist | Al Jazeera Investigations, on Al Jazeera, 2 May 2019. Video Link, Report Link 1, Report Link 2
  • Live interview through AWANI Global: Masa depan rundingan penyahnuklearan on Astro Awani, 28 September 2019. Link
  • Radio live. Radio Free Asia-Washington DC. ‘Trump needs to pressure North Korea over launching short-range missiles’. 24 March 2020. Link
  • Interviewed for VietNam TV. ‘Malaysian experts highly appreciated Vietnam as ASEAN Chair’, on VietNam TV, 22 July 2020. Link
  • Live interview through AWANI Global: Laut China Selatan – Awas perangkap kuasa besar, selesai ikut undang-undang on Astro Awani, 14 August 2020. Link

 

Languages

  • Malay, national/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
  • Korean, three years of informal learning, limited professional working proficiency, reading knowledge, average in listening, archival research
  • Japanese, two years of informal learning, limited professional working proficiency, reading and writing knowledge

 

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)
  • Terlalu banyak untuk diseneraikan, sekian.
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