Daljit Singh

Senior Fellow, Coordinator of the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

Daljit Singh is currently a Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme at the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS). His main research interest is Southeast Asian security and the region’s interactions with the major powers. He has edited or co-edited a number of books on regional security, international relations and terrorism; written book chapters and articles on these subjects; contributed op-eds in the local and international press; attended numerous conferences and gave presentations. He has edited the Southeast Asian Affairs, an annual review of Southeast Asia published by ISEAS for two decades. His latest publication, Turning Points and Transitions, is a 700 page compilation of selected articles from past issues of Southeast Asian Affairs. He is also one of the editors of the ISEAS publication, Trends in Southeast Asia series which serves as in-depth analysis of contemporary geopolitical and socio-economic forces in the region.

Supporters of President Donald Trump wave flags and hold signs at Skylands Stadium during an election rally on 14 October 2020 in Augusta, New Jersey. (Spencer Platt/AFP)

Biden or Trump? Southeast Asia’s stakes in the US election

A checklist of the differences Southeast Asia can expect if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election or Donald Trump is returned to the White House.
In this file photo US President Donald Trump (C) is applauded by former President Barack Obama (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden during Trump's inauguration ceremonies at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on 20 January 2017. (Paul J. Richards/AFP)

Trump or Biden, America's distrust of the Chinese Communist Party will stay 

A new report by the White House has cast China as an ideological threat to cherished liberties and the American way of life. This is a bipartisan approach that will endure even if President Donald Trump loses his bid for a second term.
This US Navy photo obtained October 7, 2019 shows the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)(L), and the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 6) and ships from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway in formation while conducting security and stability operations in the US 7th Fleet area of operations on October 6, 2019 in the South China Sea. (AFP/US Navy/Erwin Jacob V. Miciano/Handout)

The South China Sea: More dangerous and unstable

Has China won control of the South China Sea? Senior Fellow Daljit Singh of the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute opines that with the US' toughening stance towards China and an increased danger of a clash from naval and coast guard vessels that often operate at close quarters, China has not won yet.