Biography of the Author Koh Swee Lean Collin

Koh Swee Lean Collin

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Indonesia Submarine

    Commentary: Indonesia submarine tragedy exposes painful realities of international rescue operations

    The tragic loss of KRI Nanggala lays bare the limits to international cooperation on submarine rescue, says RSIS’ Collin Koh.
  2. Ships docked at Changi Naval Base

    Commentary: Is there an arms race among navies in Southeast Asia?

    In the region's quest for more modern fleets, one expert finds that navy modernisation may be motivated as much by external threats as domestic ...
  3. China and the Philippines have had a long-running dispute over competing claims in the South China

    Commentary: To manage the South China Sea dispute, keep incidents at sea in check

    What the dispute needs is better coordination and understanding on the ground, as negotiations over the Code of Conduct remain fraught with ...
  4. USS Ronald Reagan

    Commentary: Trump’s playbook on China in the South China Sea has some lessons for the Biden administration

    Clearing the conceptual hurdle of “militarisation” needs to be the first essential step, says RSIS’ Collin Koh.
  5. Joko Widodo visiting Natuna Islands

    Commentary: Indonesia’s high-stakes stand-off with China in the South China Sea

    China may be testing waters with Indonesia, but it may get more than it bargained for, says Collin Koh.
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    Commentary: Pirates and other dangerous activities remain pesky challenges for maritime enforcement in South China Sea

    Countries struggle with capacity constraints and sensitive maritime claims in dealing with a host of transnational maritime security challenges in ...
  7. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of uninhabited island of Spratlys in the disputed South China Sea

    Commentary: The sands in the South China Sea dispute may be shifting

    Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe revealed more of China’s thinking on the South China Sea dispute at the Shangri-La Dialogue last weekend, says ...
  8. Singapore first Type218SG submarine

    Commentary: Meet the Republic of Singapore Navy’s new poison shrimp. They even call it 'Invincible'

    But the proliferation of these capabilities in Asia suggests it’s also time to review the safety rules of the game, an effort the city-state ...
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    Commentary: What difference will new aerial guidelines make amid South China Sea tensions?

    The ASEAN defence ministers made valiant efforts in passing guidelines to manage aerial encounters last week, but it will take more to rein in ...
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    Commentary: A sober assessment of the recent 'breakthrough' on the South China Sea

    Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakirishnan called new developments to the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea "yet another milestone".