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Damien D. Cheong is a Research Fellow and Acting Head of the National Security Studies Programme (NSSP), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to this, he was Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Homeland Defence Programme at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at RSIS from 2011 – 2017. He has researched and written on various topics related to homeland security, strategic communication and political violence. His current research focuses on small state security.
Areas of Expertise
- Homeland Defence
- Strategic Communication
- Security Studies
- Political Violence and Middle East Politics
- Member of the Films Consultative Panel (2014-2015)
Cybersecurity: Some Critical Insights and Perspectives
01 November, 2014
CO17164 | Single-Actor Attacks: Complexities, Challenges and Responses
08 September, 2017
CO16148 | SG Secure: Fathers As Potential Advocates
16 June, 2016
CO16051 | Enhancing Aviation Security: Using Smart Security and TOPSIS
02 March, 2016
CO14242 | Western Muslim Converts and Violent Extremism: Issues and Strategies
04 December, 2014
CO14199 | Returning ISIS Fighters: What Should Be Done With Them?
14 October, 2014
CO14024 | Enhancing Cybersecurity: Improving Technical and Analytical Expertise
05 February, 2014
CO13134 | Singapore-US Cooperation on Counterterrorism and National Security
19 July, 2013
CO13115 | Intelligence-Gathering in the Digital Age: Building Trust in PRISM?
24 June, 2013
CO13022 | Hamas and a Two-state Solution: Move toward Moderation?
06 February, 2013
CO12218 | Israel-Gaza Conflict 2012: Prospects for Broader Resolution
04 December, 2012
CO12198 | Cyberattacks in the Gulf: Lessons for Active Defence
23 October, 2012
CO12177 | Global Protests against Anti-Islam Video: Impact on Security in Southeast Asia
20 September, 2012
CO12163 | Malaysia’s Internet Blackout: Politicisation of Online Activism?
29 August, 2012
CO12149 | Developing an ICoC and the Role of the Media Literacy Council: The Middle Ground Perspective
13 August, 2012
CO12017 | Targeted Assassinations: Implications for National Security
20 January, 2012
CO11149 | The Israel-Hamas Prisoner Exchange 2011
14 October, 2011
Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses
Chapters in Edited Books
- “Risk and Crisis Management during a Major Terror Attack: Singapore’s Approach” in Majeed Khader, Neo Loo Seng, Jethro Tan, Damien D Cheong & Jeffery Chin (Eds.), Learning from Violent Extremist Attacks: Behavioural Sciences Insights for Practitioners and Policymakers. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2019, pp 515-529
- “Striking the Right Balance in Relations to Target Hardening” in Majeed Khader, Neo Loo Seng, Jethro Tan, Damien D Cheong & Jeffery Chin (Eds.), Learning from Violent Extremist Attacks: Behavioural Sciences Insights for Practitioners and Policymakers. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2019, pp. 499-514
Cheong, Damien D. "Countering Online Violent Extremism: State Action as Strategic Communication." In Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era, edited by Majeed Khader, Loo Seng Neo, Gabriel Ong, Eunice Tan Mingyi, Jeffery Chin, 283-306, Singapore: IGI Global, 2016. Accessed June 2, 2016. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/countering-online-violent-extremism/150581
- “Norman Vasu and Damien D Cheong, ‘Singapore in 2015: SG50’, in Malcolm Cook and Daljit Singh (eds.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2016, (Singapore: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016).” (with Norman Vasu) in Malcolm Cook and Daljit Singh (eds.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2016. Singapore: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016, 2016, 397 pages
- Cheong, Damien D. "Security" in Stable States: Rethinking Social Cohesion and Good Governance, ed. Peter Webinger and Alexander Schahbasi, (Vienna, Austria: Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, 2014), 92 - 96.
- Cheong, Damien D."The Instrumental Use of Jihad: Explaining the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Suicide Attacks during 2005 – 2006", in Political Islam and Human Security, eds., Fethi Mansouri and Shahram Akbarzadeh, (Newcastle, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006), 221 – 239.
Edited Books / Special Issues
- Learning from Violent Extremist Attacks: Behavioural Sciences Insights for Practitioners and Policymakers (with Majeed Khader, Loo Seng Neo, Jethro Tan, and Jeffery Chin ), Eds. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2018
- Fostering Innovation For Future Security Challenges (with Muhammad Faizal Bin Abdul Rahman, Benjamin Ang, and Norman Vasu), Eds. Singapore: Interpol, 2017
- “Strategic Communication and Violent Extremism: The Importance of State Action” in Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs , Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2018, pp. 129-148
- Vasu, Norman and Cheong, Damein D. "Narratives and Governance: The Eroding Corporatist Narrative of Governance in Singapore" in Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Vol. 13 No. 1, (April 2014): 105 - 130.
- Vasu, Norman and Damien D. Cheong. 'Narratives and Governance: The Eroding Corporatist Narrative of Governance in Singapore.' Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2014): 105-130.
- Vasu, Norman and Cheong, Damein D. "Immigration and the National Narrative: Rethinking Corporatism in Singapore", Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 31, No.1, 2013, 5 – 28.
- Vasu, Norman and Damien D. Cheong. 'Immigration and the National Narrative: Rethinking Corporatism in Singapore.' The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Volume Vol. 31, No. 1 (2013): 6-28.
- Cheong, Damien D. "Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades: Armed Struggle as a Response to a Crisis of Legitimacy", Melbourne Journal of Politics, Vol. 35, (2012): 39 – 59.
- Cheong, Damien D. "Economics and Political Survival: The Experience of the Palestinian leadership under Yasser Arafat, 1994-2004", Melbourne Journal of Politics, Vol. 34, (2009-2010): 7 – 44.
Cheong, Damien D. "Stopping comms during a terror attack could be a game-changer", TODAY, 2 April 2018.
- Cheong, Damien and Ramakrishna, Kumar: "Making a CASE for enhancing security of infrastructure", TODAY Weekend, 13 October 2017
- Ramakrishna, Kumar and Cheong, Damien "Why reporting every security incident matters," TODAY Commentary, 27 April 2017.
- Cheong, Damien D. "Being neighbourly in the post-Mubarak Mid East", On Line Opinion, February 21, 2011, http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11642.
- Cheong, Damien D. "Mohammed El Baradei is no shoo-in as Egyptian leader", On Line Opinion, February 10, 2011, http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11600
- Cheong, Damien D. "Social Media, Regime Security and the 2011 Singapore General Elections", Asian Conflicts Reports, Issue 20, November-December 2011.
- Cheong, Damien D. "Hong Kong Triads in the 1990s: Resilience through Entrepreneurship", Centre of East Asian Studies Occasional Paper 6. Victoria: Monash University, 2006.
Last updated on 02/04/2020