I am a first-year PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the National Security College, ANU.
Supervisor(s) and panel members
My doctoral dissertation explores the relationship between the Chinese state’s legitimacy and securitisation in the context of Xinjiang since the 1990s.
My research is supervised by Associate Professor Michael Clarke. My associate supervisors are Dr Benjamin Hillman and Dr Thomas Cliff
Kam, S. and Gunaratna, R. (Eds.)(2016). Handbook of Terrorism in Asia-PacificLondon: Imperial College Press Insurgency Series.
Kam, S. (2016). China and the Threat of Terrorism. In Hoo Tiang Boon (Eds.), Chinese Foreign Policy Under Xi, London: Routledge.
Kam, S. (2016). Singapore’s Approach to Counter Terrorism and Extremism, Countering Daesh Extremism – European and Asian Responses, Singapore: Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Forthcoming Book Chapters
Kam, S. (2018). Southeast Asia’s Uyghur Militant Connection. In Michael Clarke (Eds.), Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China, London: Hurst.
Kam, S. (2018). Chinese Counter-Insurgency in Xinjiang. In Irm Haleem (Eds.), Normalizing Violence, London: Routledge.
General Publications, Commentaries and Op-eds
Kam, S. 2017, China and Thailand: Annual Threat Assessment Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA), Vol. 9(1), January 3.
Kam, S. 2016, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand: Annual Threat Assessment Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA), Vol. 8(1), January 31.
Kam, S. 2015, Thailand’s Uyghur Refugees: Implications for Southeast Asia RSIS Commentaries, July 29.
Kam, S. and Sugara, R. 2014, Indonesian and Malaysian IS Supporters: Need for ‘Soft’ Approach East Asia Forum, September 26.
Kam, S. and Poudel, S. 2014, Sino-Indian border dispute: Better left dormant RSIS Commentaries, July 17.
Kam, S. 2014, Global Governance and the Democratic Aspect of Cross-Border Communications E-IR, July 4.
Kam, S. 2014, The Major Limits to Naval Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region E-IR, March 17.
Kam, S. 2014, China: Annual Threat Assessment Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA), Vol 7(2), January 31.
Selected Lectures, Conferences and Papers Presented
Kam, S. 2017, “China’s Counter-Insurgency in the Xinjiang Province”, Conference of the International Society for Military Ethics: Asia-Pacific Chapter, UNSW, Canberra, Australia, November 8.
Kam, S. 2017, “Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Current Threat and Future Prospects”, Kunming University, Yunnan, China, September 16-19.
Kam, S. 2016, “The Question of Combating Violent Extremism in East Asia”, UNASMUN, Singapore Institute of Management (UNISIM), Singapore, December 15.
Kam, S. 2016, “Transnational Terrorism in Asia and International Cooperation in Countering Terrorism”, International Forum on the Challenges and Opportunities in Criminal Justice for Combating Terrorism, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office of Korea and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nine Tree Convention, Seoul, Korea, December 8-9.
Kam, S. 2016, “Radicalization of Uyghurs in Southeast Asia and Singapore’s Approach to Counter-Radicalization”, People’s Public Security University of China, Beijing, China, November 13-14.
Kam, S. 2016, “Southeast Asia: Risks and Implications for China’s One-Belt-One-Road”, Securing the Belt and Road initiative: Risk Assessment, Private Security and Special Insurances along the New Wave of Chinese FDI, RSIS China Programme, Singapore, October 28.
Kam, S. 2016, “Southeast Asia’s Uyghur Militant Connection”, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, August 16-17.
Kam, S. 2016, Southeast Asian Think Tanks Delegation, International Department Central Committee of Central Party Committee (CPC), Beijing, Jiangsu & Fujian, China, June 12-24.
Kam, S. 2015, International Conference on “Carrying Forward the Bandung Spirit to Create a New Era of Asia-Africa Cooperation”, Beijing, China, November 25-28.
Kam, S. 2015, Expanding the Countering Violent Extremism Knowledge Base Conference, International Peace Institute, New York City, USA, September 19.
Kam, S. 2015, Regional Workshop on “Countering the ISIS Phenomena: New Approaches?” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 15-17.
Kam, S. 2015, Multilateral Security Dialogue on Biosecurity, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC, USA, June 24-25.
Kam, S. 2015, Launch of the research network of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA, February 19.
Kam, S. 2014, Workshop on “The Role of Civil Society in Strengthening Rule of Law-Based Responses to Terrorism and Violent Extremism in South Asia”, Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore, December 4-5.
Kam, S. 2014, Workshop on “Responding to Terrorism”, Yangon, Myanmar, November 23-24.
Kam, S. 2014, Singapore–US Strategic Dialogue on Biosecurity, RSIS, Singapore, November 12‐13.
Kam, S. 2014, Seminar-Workshop on “Law Enforcement Access to Electronic Communication”, Marriot Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines, November 6-7.
Teaching Assistant 2017 Semester 2, POLS3036 International Terrorism, School of Politics and International Relations, ANU
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