Tim Huxley

Tim Huxley

Executive Director, IISS-Asia



  • Politics, international relations and security
  • Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Foreign policy, defence policy, military capability, alliances and security cooperation

Languages: English

Summary: Dr Tim Huxley is Executive Director of IISS–Asia in Singapore. He plays a leading role in organising the annual IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and the IISS Fullerton Forum: SLD Sherpa Meeting, as well as the IISS Fullerton Lecture series. He leads IISS research on the Asia-Pacific, edits the annual IISS Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment and contributes extensively to other IISS publications.


  • 2003–07: Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, IISS
  • 1989–2002: University of Hull (eventually as Reader in Southeast Asian Politics and Director, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies)


  • ‘Standing up to China’ (with Benjamin Schreer), Survival (57-6, December 2015–January 2016)
  • Perspectives on International Security (ed with Alexander Nicoll), Adelphi 400-401 (IISS, December 2008)
  • ‘The tsunami and security: Asia’s 9/11?’, Survival (47-1, Spring 2005)
  • Disintegrating Indonesia? Implications for regional security, Adelphi 349 (IISS, July 2002)
  • Defending the Lion City: The Armed Forces of Singapore (Allen & Unwin, December 2000)
  • Arming East Asia (with Susan Willett), Adelphi 329 (IISS, July 1999)

About the Asia Pacific Programme: The IISS's Asia-Pacific Research Programme encompasses assessments and analysis of politics, foreign policy, as well as security and defence policy throughout the Asia Pacific region, encompassing Northeast Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan and the Koreas), Southeast Asia (the ASEAN member states), Australasia and the South Pacific. This includes the relevant policies and activities of states within the region as well as those of extra-regional powers – notably the United States, the European Union and its members.

Joined IISS: January 2003

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