Ja Ian Chong

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Dr. Ja Ian Chong is an associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore. He was formerly a 2019–20 Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar.

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2022/11/22 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore and Taiwan’s Multifaceted, Unofficial Ties

Singapore has had robust economic, societal, and cultural ties with Taiwan, but its trepidation at offending the PRC may prompt it to pull back.

2017/06/19 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore: The Switzerland of Asia?

'Singapore’s increasingly restricted options may limit it to a policy of strict neutrality that leaves both Washington and Beijing dissatisfied.'

2016/08/26 | Ja Ian Chong

Minority Rights, the Presidency, and Constitutional Change in Singapore

Making it easier for minorities to stand for and win elections for head of state may be symbolic, but that is insufficient. A fuller, more open public discussion would be more useful than tokenism.