James Chin is Professor of Asian Studies, University of Tasmania, and the inaugural Director of the Asia Institute of Tasmania. He is also Senior Fellow at the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia and adjunct Professor, Monash University. He is an expert on the governance issues in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. He also works on island states in the South Pacific. His views are regularly sought by major news agencies around the world, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, BBC World TV, CNBC and Bloomberg.