Associated Research Fellow
Ramses Amer – PhD and Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Research from Uppsala University – is an Associated Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy. His main areas of expertise are a) regional collaboration, security issues and conflict resolution in East- and Southeast Asia and b) the role of the United Nations in the international system. He has published extensively and has considerable experience from fieldwork in East- and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Amer’s recent books include Conflict Management and Dispute Settlement in East Asia (Ashgate, 2011) (co-edited with Zou Keyuan) and International Relations in Southeast Asia: Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010) (co-edited with N. Ganesan). He has contributed to international journals and books and written reports on regional collaboration and conflict management with a focus on ASEAN, on territorial issues including the South China Sea, on conflict resolution including the Cambodian Conflict, on various aspects of the relationship between China and Vietnam, on Asian perspectives of interventionism with a focus on China and ASEAN, on Vietnam with a focus on foreign relations and on human security, and on ethnic minorities and government policies including the ethnic Chinese in Vietnam. In addition Dr. Amer has published on issues relating to the United Nations with a focus on interventionism and the use of force.
Publications by Ramses Amer
South China Sea Efforts Enhanced
Introduction The consultation process for the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea started in 2013. The COC is considered an upgraded version of the Declaration on Conduct […]
The Problem of Whitsun Reef
Introduction More than a month has passed since a statement relating to the presence of Chinese fishing vessels at Whitsun Reef was released by the Philippine Coast Guard and the […]
Pompeo’s Puzzling Side Trip
This article was authored by ISDP’s Associated Research Fellow, Ramses Amer, and Li Jianwei, Director and Research Fellow at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies. U.S. Secretary of […]
Looking Ahead for the Gulf of Tonkin Fishery
This article was authored by ISDP’s Associated Research Fellow, Ramses Amer, and Li Jianwei, Director and Research Fellow at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies. One recent news […]
Another Fishing Incident. Now What?
Link to originally published article On the early morning of April 2, a Vietnam-flagged fishing boat was spotted by a China Coast Guard vessel in the vicinity of the Paracel […]
Beyond the Management of the Reed Bank Collision
For more than two months before the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, visited China in late August, authorities from both countries had been dealing with a collision incident in […]
US and China Diverge on Policy and Practice of Global Governance
It has become a popular perception that under the Trump administration’s American First policy, China-US relations is defined by competition or even rivalry rather than co-operation. Bilateral competition has gone […]
British Naval Activities in the South China Sea: a Double-Edged sword?
Since early 2019 the UK’s Royal Navy has increased its joint military exercises with the US Navy in the South China Sea. In mid-January the Royal Navy frigate Argyll and […]
The Philippines’ Reaction to Pompeo’s Interpretation of the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty
At the joint press conference with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin on 1 March 2019, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, after attacking China by stating that “China’s island-building […]
Xi’s Visit to the Philippines: Implications for China-Philippine Relations
After participation in the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea and a state visit to Brunei, President Xi Jinping arrived in Manila on 20 November 2018 for a two day […]