Tim Huxley

Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia) Ltd

Dr. Tim Huxley is Executive Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies-Asia. He is an expert on security and defence issues in the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked for many years in the overlap between strategic studies and Asian area studies. He has held research and teaching posts at universities in the UK and Australia, and was a Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Before joining the IISS in 2003, he was Reader in South-East Asian Politics and Director of the Centre for South-East Asian Studies at the University of Hull.

His major publications include Defending the Lion City: The Armed Forces of Singapore (Allen & Unwin, 2000) and Disintegrating Indonesia? Implications for Regional Security (IISS Adelphi Paper 349, July 2002). Since joining the IISS, he has contributed extensive analysis of security-related developments in the Asia-Pacific to its publications, including the journal Survival, and the Strategic Survey and Military Balance annuals. He initiated and co-edits the annual IISS Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment.

As Executive Director of IISS-Asia in Singapore since 2007, he has been closely involved in organising the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue (the Asia Security Summit), the annual conference in Singapore for Asia-Pacific defence ministers and military chiefs, and is also responsible for the IISS Fullerton Lecture series.

Dr. Huxley was educated at Oriel College, Oxford (MA Geography), the University of Aberystwyth (MScEcon Strategic Studies), and the Australian National University (PhD International Relations).

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