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Chang Jun Yan is an Associate Research Fellow with the Military Studies Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. He is also currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Queensland, School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS). He has published in various academic journals. Prior to joining RSIS, Jun Yan was a combat officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). He has participated in various multilateral maritime exercises, such as the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. He was also part of the RSN’s counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin, Operation Blue Sapphire (Maritime) [OBS (M)]. Jun Yan graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a BSc in Political Science and a minor in English Studies, and obtained his MSc (International Relations) from RSIS.
Areas of Expertise
- International Relations Theory
- International and Regional Organisations
- Democracy and Democratisation
- Critical Security Studies
- Leader of Tomorrow, 36th St. Gallen Wings of Excellence, St. Gallen University, Switzerland, May 2006
- "“Hegemonic Distortions: The Securitisation of the Insurgency in Thailand’s Deep South” in TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia" (with Nicole Jenne) in TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, 7, 1, 2019. pp. 1-24
- "“The International Politics of Air Disasters: Lessons for Aviation Disaster Governance from Asia, 2014-2015” in Cambridge Review of International Affairs" (with Alan Chong) in Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 31, 3-4, 2018. pp. 249-271
Chang, Jun Yan. "Essence of Security Communities: Explaining ASEAN", International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 16(3) 2016, pp. 335-369.
- Chong, Alan; and Jun Yan Chang. "Security Competition by Proxy: Asia Pacific Interstate Rivalry in the Aftermath of the MH370 Incident", Global Change, Peace & Security, 28(1) 2016, pp. 75-98.
Chapters in Edited Books
- "“Conscripting the Audience: Singapore’s Successful Securitisation of Vulnerability” in National Service in Singapore" in Shu Huang, Ho and Graham, Ong-Webb, National Service in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific, 2018, pp. 83-103
- Chang, Jun Yan. “Globalisation’s Impact on Navies in the Asia-Pacific: From the Modern to the Postmodern to the ‘Quantumodern’”, in Walter Feichtinger and Benedict Hensellek (eds.), Armed Forces for 2020 and Beyond: Roles | Tasks | Expectations, Research Report of the National Defence Academy 27/2015, pp. 125-143. Vienna, Austrian National Defence Academy, 2016.
- MH370 Report is a Much Needed “Wake-up Call” (with Alan Chong), Bangkok Post, 27 August 2018
- Chang, Jun Yan. "Great Expectations for ASEAN will Meet Internal Contradictions in 2018", Channel NewsAsia, 10 December 2017. Available: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/commentary-great-expectations-for-asean-will-meet-internal-9476566.
- Chang, Jun Yan. "Why a Lack of Basic Skills in the US Navy has Led to Deadly Accidents", Today, 7 November 2017.
- Poh, Angela, and Jun Yan Chang. "The Terrex Fallacies", The Straits Times, 6 December 2016.
- Chang, Jun Yan. "Defense Diplomacy in ASEAN?", Thinking ASEAN, Issue 17 (November 2016), pp. 5-7.
- Chang, Jun Yan and Alan Chong. "Global Aviation Needs Stronger Governance", Today, 19 February 2016.
Last updated on 17/11/2016