David Guo Xiong Han

David Guo Xiong Han

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
International Security, Foreign Policy Analysis

About me

David Han is an MPhil/PhD candidate in International Relations at LSE. Concurrently, he is also a Senior Analyst with the Malaysia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Before joining RSIS, he was a Research Assistant at the National Institute of Education (NIE). Prior to his stint at NIE, he was a Research Officer at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

His research interests include international relations theory, international politics of the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asian regions, South China Sea disputes, as well as, Malaysia’s foreign policy. David possesses an Honours degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He completed his MSc in International Relations at RSIS. 

Research topic

Rethinking Hedging:  Risk Management in Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines’ Foreign Policies towards China and the United States 

Academic supervisor

Dr Jurgen Haacke


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Expertise Details

International security; foreign policy analysis; risk studies; international relations of Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific; Malaysia’s foreign policy; and maritime disputes (South China Sea)