Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Andrew Tan

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Security issues and international relations in Asia (eg Taiwan, the US in Asia, US-China relations, the rise of China, South China Sea, Senkaku dispute, Korea)
  • Southeast Asian security and international relations (eg interstate tensions, ASEAN, arms modernization, maritime security)
  • Defence issues (eg arms modernization and races, maritime security)
  • Terrorism (eg global terrorism, US responses, terrorism in Asia, the Afpak theatre)
  • Insurgencies (eg COIN, Southeast Asian insurgencies)

Biography:

Andrew T H Tan is Associate Professor, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University. He previously worked at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he was Associate Professor from 2006-2016. He was also a former Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London and was based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK. Andrew holds degrees from the National University of Singapore, the University of Cambridge and Sydney University.

Andrew specialises in terrorism, defence studies, insurgencies, and Asian security and international relations, and is consulted by governments, think tanks and academic institutions on security issues. He is also the author or editor of 17 books and over 50 journal and book chapter articles. Amongst his books are: US Strategy Against Global Terrorism (NY: Palgrave), Security Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: The USA's Second front in Southeast Asia (NY: Palgrave), The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge), East and Southeast Asia: Security Perspectives and International Relations (London: Routledge), Conflict in East Asia (London: Routledge), and The Arms Race in Asia (London: Routledge). His latest book, an edited work, is on US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016). His 18th book (forthcoming) is on The United States and Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).

In 2013, Andrew was Chair of Global Security Asia, Asia's largest homeland security conference. Andrew is listed on the United Nations Global Experts database. He is the co-commissioning editor of Edward Elgar's New Horizons in East Asian Politics series.

Teaching

  • PICT111 Security in an Age of Risk
  • PICT 847 Supervised Project in Security Studies
  • PICT 915 Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping

Available student projects

Andrew has successfully supervised to completion many masters degree students and 9 PhD students to-date. He is available to supervise on areas of his research expertise, namely, terrorism, insurgencies, defence studies, Asian security and international relations.

Publications

Books

  1. EDITED BOOK: A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016)
  2. EDITED BOOK: Security and Conflict in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2015).
  3. SOLE AUTHORED: The Arms Race in Asia: Trends, Causes and Implications (London: Routledge, 2014)
  4. EDITED BOOK: East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013).
  5. SOLE AUTHORED: Security Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: The USA's "Second Front" in Southeast Asia (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  6. SOLE AUTHORED: US Strategy Against Global Terrorism: How it Evolved, Why it Failed and Where it is Headed (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
  7. EDITED BOOK: The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge, 2009).
  8. EDITED BOOK: A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007)
  9. EDITED REFERENCE BOOK: The Politics of Maritime Power (London: Routledge, 2007).
  10. SOLE AUTHORED: Southeast Asia: Threats in the Security Environment (Singapore: Marshal Cavendish, 2006).
  11. EDITED REFERENCE WORK: The Politics of Terrorism (London: Europa,2006).
  12. SOLE AUTHORED REFERENCE WORK: Dictionary of the Politics and Economics of Southeast Asia (London: Europa / Taylor and Francis, 2004).
  13. SOLE AUTHORED: Security Perspectives of the Malay Archipelago: Security Linkages in the Second Front in the War on Terrorism (Cheltenham: Edward Elger, 2004).
  14. CO-EDITED BOOK (with Michael Smith and Khoo Kay Kim): Seeking Alternative Perspectives of Southeast Asia (Ipoh: Perak Academy, 2004).
  15. CO-EDITED BOOK (with Kumar Ramakrishna): The New Terrorism: Anatomy, Trends and Counter-Strategies (Singapore: Times Academic / Eastern Universities Press, 2003).
  16. SOLE AUTHORED: Armed Rebellion in the ASEAN States: Persistence and Implications (Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, 2000).
  17. CO-EDITED BOOK (with Ken Boutin): Non-Traditional Security Issues in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies / Select Books, 2001).

Monographs / Occasional Paper

  1. Intra-ASEAN Tensions (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2000).
  2. Malaysia-Singapore Relations: Troubled Past and Uncertain Future? (Hull: University of Hull, 2001).
  3. Singapore's Domestic Determinants of Security (Occasional Paper, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii, 2001).

Book Chapters

  1. "Challenges in US-China Relations," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016).
  2. "China's Global Challenge to the United States," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016).
  3. "Taiwan in US-China Relations," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016).
  4. "The Prospects for Conflict in East Asia," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), Conflict in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2015).
  5. "Arms Racing in East Asia," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), Conflict in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2015).
  6. "Preventing the Next War in East Asia," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), Conflict in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2015).
  7. "Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia and Their Implications for Counter-Terrorism and Regional Order," Peter Shearman (ed.), Power Transition and International Order in Asia (London: Routledge, 2013).
  8. "The Rise of East and Southeast Asia: Security Challenges and Security Perspectives," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013).
  9. "The 'China Threat' Conundrum in East and Southeast Asia," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013)
  10. "Terrorism in Southeast Asia After 9-11," Andrew T. H. Tan (ed.), East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013).
  11. "Capacity Building with the Littoral States (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore): Internally, Regionally and Internationally," Andrew Forbes (ed.), Maritime Capacity Building (Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs, Sea Power Centre, Canberra, 2010).
  12. "The ASEAN Countries' Interest in Asian Energy Security," Mark Hong (ed.), Energy Essays on the Asia Pacific Region (Singapore: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, forthcoming in 2010).
  13. "Counter-Terrorism in Southeast Asia Post 9-11" Asaf Siniver (ed.), Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in the Post-9/11 Era: Western and Non-Western Approaches (London: Routledge, 2010).
  14. "The Global Arms Trade," in Andrew T H Tan (ed.), The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge, 2009).
  15. "Defence Spending and Procurement Trends in Southeast Asia," Andrew T H Tan (ed.), The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge, 2009).
  16. "The Threat of Global Terrorism and the US Response," James Veitch (ed.), Strategic Manoeuvres: Security in the Asia-Pacific (Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington, 2009).
  17. "The Campaign Against Terrorism: Major Obstacles and How to Overcome Them," Sukhvinder Kaur Multani (ed.), Global Cooperation Against Terrorism (Hyderabad, India: ICFAI Research Center, Bangalore, 2008).
  18. "Energy Security in Southeast Asia," Andrew Forbes (ed.), Asian Energy Security (Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 23, Sea Power Centre, Canberra, 2008).
  19. "Terrorism and Insurgency in Indonesia," Asia-Pacific Security: Addressing the Challenges of a Changing World (Bangkok: Strategic Research Institute, 2008).
  20. "Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia," Andrew T H Tan (ed.), A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007).
  21. "Setting the Post 9-11 Context: The Emergence of Postmodern Terrorism," Andrew T H Tan (ed.), A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007).
  22. "Old Terrorism in Southeast Asia: A Survey," Andrew T H Tan (ed.), A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007)
  23. "Terrorism and Response: Singapore's Strategy," Colin Duerkop (ed.), Security Management in Asian Cities (Singapore: Konrad Adenaeur Singapore, 2005)
  24. "Singapore's Approach to Homeland Security," Southeast Asian Affairs 2005 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005).
  25. "Armed Muslim Separatism in Southeast Asia: Persistence and Implications After 9-11," David Martin Jones (ed.), The Globalisation of Terror (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004).
  26. "Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific: Threat and Response - The Singapore Experience" in Rohan Gunaratna (ed.), Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific: Threat and Response (Singapore: Times Academic / Eastern Universities Press, 2003).
  27. "The Indigenous Roots of Conflict in Southeast Asia: The Case of Mindanao" in Kumar Ramakrishna and Tan See Seng (eds.), After Bali: The Threat of Terrorism in Southeast Asia (Singapore: World Scientific, 2003).
  28. "The 'New' Terrorism and How Southeast Asia Can Counter It," in Uwe Johannen, Alan Smith and James Gomez (eds.), Post September 11: Political Freedoms in Asia (Singapore: Select Publishing, 2002).
  29. "The New Terrorism: Implications and Strategies," Andrew Tan and Kumar Ramakrishna (eds.), The New Terrorism: Anatomy, Trends and Counter-Strategies (Singapore: Times Academic / Eastern Universities Press, 2002).
  30. "The New Terrorism: Diagnosis and Prescriptions," (co-written with Kumar Ramakrishna) in Andrew Tan and Kumar Ramakrishna (eds), The New Terrorism: Anatomy, Trends and Counter-Strategies (Singapore: Times Academic / Eastern Universities Press, 2002

Journal Articles

  1. "Why China is Not a Global Power," RUSI Journal, October/ November 2014.
  2. "The Implications of Taiwan's Declining Defense," Asia-Pacific Review, Vol. 21, No. 1,  2014.
  3. "Counterinsurgency Since 9-11 and its Future," Defence Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 3, 2014.
  4. "Singapore's Defence Industry: Its Development and Prospects," Security Challenges, Autumn 2013.
  5. "The Emergence of Naval Power in the Straits of Malacca," Defence Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2012.
  6. "East Asia's Military Transformation: The Revolution in Military Affairs and its Problems," Security Challenges, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring 2011.
  7. "Punching Above its Weight: Singapore's Armed Forces and its Contribution to Foreign Policy," Defence Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 2011.
  8. "Counter-Terrorism: Lessons from the Malay Archipelago," Defence Studies, Vol.11, No.2, 2011
  9. "The US and China in the Malay Archipelago," Asia-Pacific Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, November 2010.
  10. "Security Challenges in the Malay Archipelago," Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali, Vol. 2, June 2009.
  11. "The Terrorist Threat in the Asia Pacific: The Current Situation and How it Can be Improved," Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (a Taylor and Francis journal), Fall 2008.
  12. "The Five Power Defence Arrangements," Contemporary Security Policy, August 2008.
  13. "Terrorism, Insurgency and Religious Fundamentalism in Southeast Asia," Defence Studies, August 2008.
  14. "Singapore's Cooperation with the Trilateral Security Dialogue Partners in the War Against Global Terrorism," Defence Studies, June 2007.
  15. "Singapore: Recent Developments in Terrorism and Japan's Role," Asia-Pacific Review, vol. 12, no. 2, November 2005.
  16. "Muslim Armed Separatism in Southeast Asia: Before and After 9-11," Harvard Asia Quarterly, Winter 2004.
  17. "Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Evaluating the Threat and Responses," in Terrorism and Political Violence, Summer 2003.
  18. "Terrorism in Singapore: Threat and Implications," in Contemporary Security Policy, December 2002.
  19. "Armed Muslim Separatist Rebellion in Southeast Asia: Persistence, Prospects and Implications," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, October-December 2000.
  20. "Relations Among the ASEAN States: Bilateral Tensions and the Prospects for a Security Community", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Spring-Summer, 2000.
  21. "Singapore's Defence: Capabilities, Trends and Implications," Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 21, No.3, December 1999.

Conference Papers

  1. "US Strategy Against Global Terrorism," Global Security Asia 2013, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore, 2-4 April 2013
  2. "Terrorism in Southeast Asia," Global Security Asia 2013, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore, 2-4 April 2013
  3. "The Threat to Regional Order in East and Southeast Asia Posed by Terrorism and Insurgencies," Second Macao International Forum, 25-29 May 2012, Macao, China, on 28 May 2012.
  4. "Southeast Asia's Approach to Counter-Terrorism," Global Security Asia (the Asian equivalent of the US Homeland Security Summit, co-chaired by Andrew Tan and Alan Hatcher), Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore, on 16 March 2011.
  5. "Terrorism in East Asia," East Asia Security Outlook (EASO) Seminar, 20 January 2011, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Brunei, on 20 January 2010 (paper to be published by the institute in its conference proceedings).
  6. 6. "Capacity Building with the Littoral States (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore): Internally, Regionally and Internationally," Maritime Capacity Building Conference, Mississippi State University, USA, 16-17 June 2009 (invited and funded by the Japan Foundation, Bradley Foundation and the MSU)
  7. "The Clash of Cultures and the Global War on Terror," Conference on International / Global Governance, Regimes and Globalisation, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan, 13-15 March 2009 (paper read at conference; project funded by Ming Chuan University)
  8. "The New-Old Nexus in Southeast Asia and What it Means for Countering Terrorism," at the Radicalisation Crossing Borders Conference organized by Monash University, at Parliament House, Melbourne, 26-27 November 2008 (my participation was paid for by myself)
  9. "Global Security Challenges," at the Chief of Air Force Conference, National Museum Auditorium, Wellington, New Zealand, 23-24 September 2008 (invited and funded by the New Zealand Air Force)
  10. "Al Qaeda and the Global Jihad: US Grand Strategy and Southeast Asia," at the International Conference on Global Terrorism, Herzliya, Israel, 8-11 September 2008 (invited and funded by Interdisciplinary Center, Israel, and the Australian Jewish Council)
  11. "The Militant and Terrorist Threat in the Asia Pacific: Current Situation and How It Can be Better Addressed," at the Asia Pacific Roundtable, organized by the Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-6 June 2008 (invited and funded by the ISIS, Malaysia)
  12. "The Security of the ASEAN Energy Supply Chain," at the International Workshop on Sustainable Development and Energy Security organized by Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, 22-23 April 2008 (invited and funded by the Ministry of Defence, Singapore)
  13. "Terrorism and Insurgency in Indonesia" at the Asia-Pacific Security: Addressing the Challenges of a Changing World conference organized by the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (Chulalongkorn University) and the Strategic Research Institute (Armed Forces of Thailand), at Chonburi, Thailand, on 2-5 March 2008 (invited and funded by the Armed Forces of Thailand).
  14. "The Global War on Terrorism: What Has Gone Wrong and What Needs to be Done?" at the Challenges to International Security Conference organized by Victoria University of Wellington and the Office of the Cabinet and the Prime Minister, New Zealand, at the National Library Auditorium, Wellington, New Zealand, 6-7 November 2007 (invited and funded by Victoria University of Wellington and the Government of New Zealand)
  15. "Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia," at the International Conference on Terrorism, Human Security and Development: Human Rights Perspectives, City University and the United Nations University, Hong Kong, 17 October 2007 (invited and funded by the United Nations University and City University)
  16. "The ASEAN Countries' Interest in Energy Security," at the Energy Security Conference, Mississippi State University, USA, 1 October 2007 (Invited and funded by Vanderbilt University, the Okazaki Institute, the Japan Foundation and MSU).
  17. "The Campaign Against Terrorism: Major Obstacles and How to Overcome Them," at the Asia-Pacific Roundtable, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6 June 2007, http://www.isis.org.my/html/apr/apr_pubs.htm (invited and funded by ISIS, Malaysia)
  18. "Terrorism, Insurgency and Religious Fundamentalism in Southeast Asia," at the Conference 'Security Dynamics in Southeast Asia: Emerging Threats and Responses,' at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India, 9-10 February 2007 (invited and funded by the Government of India).
  19. "Singapore's Cooperation with the USA, Japan and Australia in Countering Terrorism" at the Conference 'International Cooperation in the War Against Terror in the Asia-Pacific with Special Emphasis on the Malacca Straits', at Mississippi State University, USA on 8-9 March 2006 (invited and funded by the Japan Foundation, Okazaki Institute and MSU).
  20. "Contemporary Terrorism: Threat and Prospects" at the Conference 'Doing Business Amidst New Threats' organised by the Anti-Terrorism Task Force, Office of the President, Philippines, at the World Trade Center, Manila, Philippines, on 8-9 June, 2005 (invited and funded by the Office of the President, Philippines)
  21. "Singapore: The Contribution of the Singapore Armed Forces to Societal Development" Senior Army Leaders' Conference, Manila, Philippines, 17-18 March 2005 (invited and funded by the Armed Forces of the Philippines).
  22. "Singapore's Response to Terrorism," Security Management in Asian Cities, organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Singapore, 1-3 December 2004 (invited by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation).
  23. "The Great Powers and Southeast Asia" Asian Students' Leadership Conference 2004, EPF Social Security Training Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22-23 November 2004. Attended by senior government officials and youth leaders in Malaysia (invited and funded by the organizers)
  24. "Singapore: Recent Developments in Terrorism and Relations with the US" Workshop on Southeast Asia, National Institute of Defence Studies, Tokyo, Japan, on 5-6 October 2004 (invited and funded by the Government of Japan)
  25. "Problems and Prospects of Asian Security Mechanisms and Taiwan's Role in Non-Traditional Security Functional Cooperation" International Conference on Taiwan-Japan and Asia-Pacific Security, Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation and Taiwan Thinktank, Taipei, Taiwan, 21 September 2004. Attended by heads of all think tanks in Taiwan and senior government officials (invited and funded by the National Security Council, Taiwan; the Japan Foundation, and Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation).
  26. "Non-Traditional Security Issues and Terrorism: What Lies Ahead for the Region," Workshop on Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore: Strategic Situation and Possible Evolutions, Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, Paris, France, 5 July 2004 (invited and funded by the Government of France).
  27. "The Terrorist Threat in Southeast Asia, Evaluating the Threat and Responses" 10th Anniversary Conference of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), 9-12 December 2003, Bangkok, Thailand; talk chaired by Alwi Shihab, Chairman of the National Awakening Party (PAN), Indonesia (political arm of the Nahdatul Ulama, Indonesia's largest Muslim organization); invited and funded by the CALD, Asia's largest umbrella organization promoting democracy in Asia.
  28. "The Terrorist Threat to Transportation, the New Terrorism and Strategic Counter-Measures," Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Summit, 19-21 November 2003, in Hawaii, USA (invited and funded by Department of Homeland Security).
  29. "Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, The Iraq Case," Conference on the Impact of Global Terrorism on Cross-Straits Relations, Cross-Straits Interflow Prospect Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, on 3-4 November 2003 (invited and funded by the Cross-Straits Interflow Prospect Foundation).
  30. "Security Challenges in Southeast Asia," Symposium on Southeast Asian Security, held with the Institute of Defence Analysis (USA) at the Ministry of Defence, Singapore, 16 September 2003 (invited by IDSS, Singapore)
  31. "The Challenge of Terrorism and the Security of Southeast Asia," Conference on Terrorism, University of Malaya, 13 September 2003 (invited and funded by the University of Malaya)
  32. "Armed Muslim Rebellion And Postmodern Terrorism In Southeast Asia: Persistence and Implications after 9-11," International Studies Association Conference, 1 March 2003, Portland, USA (funded by the IDSS, Singapore).
  33. "The Indigenous Roots of Conflict in Southeast Asia: The Case of Mindanao" Post-Bali Terrorism Conference, January 2003, Traders Hotel, Singapore (invited and funded by the IDSS, Singapore, and the Government of Singapore)
  34. "Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific: Threat and Response - The Singapore Experience," Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific: The Threat and the Response, October 2002, Orchard Hotel, Singapore (invited and funded by the IDSS, Singapore, and the Government of Singapore)
  35. "Contemporary Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Threat and Response," Workshop on Security Order in East Asia at the Beginning of the New Century, October 2002, organized by the National Institute of Defence Studies, Tokyo, Japan (invited and funded by the Government of Japan).
  36. "Armed Muslim Separatism in Southeast Asia: Persistence and Implications After 9-11," Global Terrorism Conference, May 2002, organized by the Australian Federal Police and Attorney-General's Office, in Hobart, Australia (invited and funded by the Australian Federal Police and the University of Tasmania).
  37. "Force Modernization Trends in Southast Asia," Conventional Arms Rivalry in the Asia-Pacific Conference, Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies (APCSS), Hawaii, USA, October 2001 (invited and funded by the APCSS, US Pacific Command)
  38. "Armed Rebellion in Southeast Asia," Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Conference 2001, Suntec Convention Center, Singapore, August 2001 (invited and funded by Harvard University)
  39. "Unspoken Fears: Intra-ASEAN Tensions," Alternative Perspectives on Southeast Asia Conference, Syuen Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia, April 2001 (invited and funded by the Perak Academy, Malaysia)
  40. "Singapore's Domestic Determinants of Security," Domestic Determinants of Security: Security Institutions and Policy-Making Processes in the Asia-Pacific Region Conference, Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies (APCSS), Hawaii, USA, January 2001 (invited and funded by the APCSS, US Pacific Command)

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