Tim Huxley

Tim Huxley

Executive Director, IISS-Asia


Main Responsibilities: 

  • IISS-Asia office, Singapore
  • Asia-Pacific security and defence
  • Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia

Background:  Tim Huxley was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, the University of Wales Aberystwyth and the Australian National University. He has worked for many years in the overlap between strategic studies and Asian area studies, his research focusing particularly on Southeast Asian states’ security and defence policies. He has held research and teaching posts at universities in the UK and Australia, and worked for several years at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Before joining the IISS, 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 (Adelphi Paper 349, July 2002). Since joining the IISS, he has contributed extensive analysis of recent security-related developments in Southeast Asia and Australasia to Strategic SurveyThe Military Balance , and the Strategic Comments series. He became Executive Director of IISS-Asia, located full time in Singapore, in April 2007.

Joined IISS: January 2003

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