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Woon Chih Yuan National University of Singapore, Singapore

Chih Yuan Woon is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in the areas of critical geopolitics, geographies of peace/nonviolence and social movements. He has worked with non-governmental organizations and ‘rebel’ groups in the Philippines on issues broaching the interface of terrorism, violence and sustainable peace. His most recent publications have appeared in journals such as Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Progress in Human Geography and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. Chih Yuan is currently involved in two new research projects. The first relates to the increasing presence of Asian states in the Arctic and how this shapes geopolitical dynamics and interactions within the region. He is also researching into China’s contemporary views of its role in the geopolitical arena, especially as manifested through the country’s engagements with Taiwan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.