Lynn Kuok is a nonresident fellow at the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. Dr. Kuok researches nationalism and race and religious relations in Southeast Asia, as well as the international politics and security of the Asia-Pacific region. She is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and was a senior producer at a television news station in Asia. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journals the Cambridge Review of International Affairs and the Singapore Law Review. She has held fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. | View Full Bio

Recent Activity

  • Interview | World Politics Review

    June 24, 2015

  • Article | Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

    May 22, 2015

  • In the News

    Taiwan has taken small but significant steps toward clarifying that its claims are from land and in accordance with UNCLOS and international law. It has also adopted a more conciliatory position by advocating that the spirit of the East China Sea Peace Initiative, which calls on parties to shelve disputes and promote joint exploration and development in the disputed East China Sea, be applied in the South China Sea as well. It should continue promoting President Ma Ying-jeou’s plan for the East China Sea in the South China Sea. This should encourage other parties to support Taiwan’s inclusion in negotiations and cooperative activities relating to the South China Sea.

    May 22, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Want China Times
  • In the News

    Taiwan's participation in negotiations aimed at resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea will be beneficial for the parties concerned.

    May 19, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Focus Taiwan News Channel
  • Opinion | Tony Blair Faith Foundation

    May 18, 2015

  • In the News

    Students [protesting in Myanmar] object to the National Education Law vesting too much control over education in the central government's hands through the creation of a government-controlled National Education Commission and Higher Education Cooperation Committee, which have wide-ranging powers.

    March 11, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Deutsche Welle (Germany)
  • In the News

    The issue of education and educational reform is a particularly thorny one given Myanmar’s history. Students have been responsible for leading many of the country’s main protests, such as in 1988, 1996 and 1998. Students were also involved in the monk-led Saffron Revolution of 2007. For 10 out of the 12 years between 1988 and 2000, Yangon’s universities were closed.

    March 11, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Deutsche Welle (Germany)
  • In the News

    The excessive use of force by the police [against student protesters], at best, indicates poor training and, at worst, suggests a possible return to the heavy handed approach of Myanmar's not-so-distant past.

    March 11, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Deutsche Welle (Germany)

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