Ramses Amer – PhD and Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Research from Uppsala University – is 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
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 […]
Are China and the U.S. Heading for Open Confrontation?
On 30 September 2018, just one day before China’s National Day, the US guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur entered, without China’s permission, within 12 nautical miles of Nanxun (Gaven) and Chigua (Johnson) Reefs […]
Creatively Managing China-Vietnam Relations in the South China Sea
Bilateral relations between China and Vietnam over the South China Sea dispute have improved in the last couple of years as evidenced by the January summit between the two leaders. […]
How Can 2017 be a New Boost on China-Vietnam Relations over the South China Sea?
In China’s foreign relations regarding the South China Sea (SCS) Issues, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the key countries that China has to face and need to be handled well […]
Maritime Delimitation in the Gulf of Tonkin is Too Important to be Ignored
A recent workshop organized by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Ha Long City, Vietnam, highlighted the importance of maritime delimitation and fishery co-operation in the Gulf of Tonkin. It […]
ASEAN and Conflict Management: The Need for a High Council
This year the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will formally establish the ASEAN Community, which is set to enhance regional community building among its member states. Ramses Amer makes […]