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Op-Ed Archive Selections


"Why Two Asias May be Better than None," World Politics Review, (January 8, 2013).

"What Obama's Second Term Means for Asia," East Asia Forum, (November 11, 2012).

"Common Security with Asia," International Policy Analysis, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, (December 2012).

"Obama Will Struggle for Balance in Asia," Australian Financial Review, (November 12, 2012).

"The End of ASEAN Centrality," Asia Times Online, (August 8, 2012).

"Response to PacNet #35R - US 1, China 0," PacNet, No. 35R2, (June 20, 2012).

"Emerging Powers: Challenges for South Africa," Dispatch Online, (May 31, 2012).

"SA [South Africa] must use its global, regional influence wisely," Daily Dispatch, (May 31, 2012)

"China’s Rise and Security in the Asian Century," East Asia Forum, (May 6, 2012).

"ASEAN and Myanmar," GWU Rising Powers Policy Brief, (April 2012).

"Can Asia Step Up to 21st Century Leadership," YaleGlobal, (December 1, 2011).

David Capie (co-author), "East Asia Summit: US Participation Signals a New Beginning," The Straits Times, (November 19, 2011).

"Canada’s role in the Asia Pacific region" Toronto Star, (November 17, 2011).


"Overturning Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy in Singapore", (text), (September 28, 2011)

"Overturning Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy in Singapore", Foreign Affairs, (September 28, 2011)

"Beyond the Chinese Monroe Doctrine," Straits Time, (June 20, 2011).

"The Cairo Connection," Times of India, (February 21, 2011).

"The Cairo Connection," Council on Foreign Relations, (Febraury 21, 2011) (Originally from Times of India)

"Will ASEAN thrive in 2030?" The Jakarta Post, (February 14, 2011)


"Hu Jintao’s Visit Ends Any Dreams of the US and China Sharing the World Stage," Jakarta Globe, (January 25, 2011).

"East Asia: A New Balancing Game?" Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, (October 23, 2010).

"Asia in the “New American Moment”," PacNet, No. 49, (October 14, 2010).

"China’s Regional Security Doctrine," Canada-Asia Viewpoints, (June 5, 2010)

"Why Asian Regionalism Matters," World Politics Review, (June 1, 2010).

"The United States in the Asia-Pacific: The Changing Balance of Power," Canada-Asia Viewpoints, (April 27, 2010).

"Asia-Pacific Security: Community, Concert or What?" PacNet, No. 11, (March 12, 2010).

"A New Concert of Asia? Why Canada Should Pay Attention," Canada-Asia Viewpoints, (February 27, 2010).

"Competing Communities: What the Australian and Japanese Ideas Mean for Asia’s Regional Architecture," PacNet,  No. 70, (October 27, 2009).

"Indonesia: Asia’s Emerging Democratic Power?" Canada-Asia Viewpoints, (October 16, 2009).

"Georgian Crisis:  Lessons from Asia," The Straits TImes, (October 7, 2008).

"War on Terror in Asia: Everyone is a Losesr," The Indian Express, (November 3, 2006).

"How ASEAN Can Tackle Crises," The Straits Times, (July 19, 2006).

"Regionalism in Singapore's Foreign Policy," The Straits Times, (January 19, 2006).

"So Similar Yet So Different," The Straits Times, (January 4, 2006)

"Sino-Japan Mistrust Obscuring Shared Vision,' The Straits Times, (December 9, 2005).

"Challenges for an ASEAN Charter," The Straits Times, (October 24, 2005).

"Asia's Challenge to Australia-Come Nearer and Be Part of Us," The Jakarta Times, (April 27, 2005).

"Asia Needs Better Ways to Protect Its People,"International Herald Tribune, (March 16, 2005).

"Regional Security Groups: Their Day has Come," The Strait Times, (October 20, 2004).

"Fight Terrorism-But Carefully," Far East Economic Review, (September 9, 2004).

"There's Room at the Top for Both India and China," The Straits TimesThe Straits Times (April 4, 2004)

"China's Charm Offensive in Southeast Asia," The Kathmandu Post, (November 9, 2003).

"Asia Pacific: China's Charm Offensive in Southeast Asia," International Herald Tribune, (November 8, 2003).

"What's Washington's Plan for the World?" Business Times, (May 13, 2003).

"Coping with American Power," The Japan Times, (May 3, 2003).

"Ripples from Iraq will Rock Asia," International Herald Tribune, (April 25, 2003).

"Iraq War: Morality or National Interest," The Straits Times, (April 2, 2003).

"Asians are Wary of Pushy Outsiders," International Herald Tribune, (January, 2003).

"The Second Gulf War: Why Asia and hte US are a Gulf Apart, " The Straits Times, (January 16, 2003).

"An Opportunity Not to be Squandered," The Straits Times, (November 12, 2002).

"One Result: The Retreat of Liberal Democracy," International Herald Tribune, (September 17, 2002).

"Is There a Lack of Focus in Indonesia's Foreign Policy," The Straits Times, (October 2, 2000).

"What if China Still Won't Play?" The Asian Wall Street Journal, (Novermber 30, 1995).

"ARF's Challenges," Trends (Business Times), Institute on Southeast Asian Studies, No. 60, (August 26-27, 1995).

"Will US Let Others Form Coalition of the Willing?" The Straits Times, (1991).

"US Pre-emptive Action would have Confirmed its Gulf Commitment," The Sunday Times, (September 30, 1990).

"What Happened to the US Pre-emptive Strategy," The Straits Times, (September 2, 1990).

"Wasn't it US Policy to Protect Kuwait," International Herald Tribune, (August 30, 1990).