Senior Fellow, EAIR Caucus

Dr. Chiew-Ping HOO is co-Founder and Senior Fellow of the East Asian International Relations (EAIR) Caucus, based in Malaysia. She is concurrently a member of the Asia Pacific Nuclear Advisory Panel hosted by BASIC and Editorial Board Member of the AUP IR and Politics Series.

Hoo’s previously held positions and appointments include: Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies and International Relations at the National University of Malaysia (October 2007 until September 2023); Adjunct Lecturer at the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College (January 2016 until December 2023); a member of the Consultative Council on Foreign Policy (CCFP) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia (September 2021 until October 2022); Council Fellow, Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula at the World Economic Forum (September 2020 until September 2021); Korea Foundation Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia (2019 until 2020); Shangri-la Dialogue’s Southeast Asian Young Leaders Programme (SEAYLP) Associate Research Fellow hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia) in Singapore (2018), Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) research fellow (2011), and Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow at Seoul National University (2010).

While her main research focus is on the Korean peninsula security, she also works on the security and economic linkages between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia and smaller states’ response to major powers, and external powers’ influence (US, China, Japan, Korea, Australia) in Southeast Asia. Hoo received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from La Trobe University, Australia.


cpinghoo@eair-caucus.org; cpinghoo@gmail.com
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Academic Qualification

Ph.D. Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University
B.Soc.Sci. International Relations, National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Area of Expertise

US-ROK alliance and their North Korea Policy, ROK’s Foreign Policy, (North & South) Korea-Southeast Asia Relations, Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Statecraft, Northeast-Southeast Asia linkages

Awards and Fellowships

2024 Taiwan Fellow by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), hosted by the Institute of International Relations (IIR), National ChengChi University
2021-2022 Council Member, Consultative Council on Foreign Policy (CCFP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
2021 Council Fellow, Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula, Council Fellow, World Economic Forum
2019-2020 Korea Foundation Fellow hosted by the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) by the U.S. Department of State
2018 IUE Emerging Leaders Fellowship by the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
2017 SEAYLP Associate Research Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia)
2011 Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Research Fellow
2010 Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow at Seoul National University
2008-2012 Doctoral Study Award by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education
2007 University Book Prize (International Relations), National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Current Research Projects

  • Southeast Asia’s responses to US-China nuclear competition
  • North Korea in International Politics
  • Nuclear Responsibilities for non-nuclear weapons states (NNWS)
  • South Korea’s nuclear options and implications for the Korean Peninsula and global nuclear order
  • Nuclear-maritime nexus in Southeast Asia

Past Research

  • North Korea-Southeast Asia relations
  • ASEAN-Korea relations
  • Malaysia’s national interest and threat perception
  • Malaysia’s national security, defence policy, and foreign policy
  • Priorities in Malaysia’s maritime security
  • Malaysia-ROK and Malaysia-DPRK relations
  • Strategic stability in East Asia
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