I am a PhD candidate at the National Security College. My research focuses on the causes and consequences of the Chinese government’s campaign to manage the terrorism threat in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), following the Global War on Terror.
Prior to commencing my PhD, I was an Associate Research Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I also previously worked as a News Producer for Channel News Asia.
At the ANU, I have tutored various courses on international security, terrorism, and sectarianism and religiously motivated violence, at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of Politics and International Relations, and at the Crawford School of Public Policy.
Supervisor(s) and panel members
Kam, S. and Gunaratna, R. (Eds.)(2016). Handbook of Terrorism in Asia-PacificLondon: Imperial College Press Insurgency Series.
Kam, S. (2018). Southeast Asia’s Uyghur Militant Connection. In Michael Clarke (Eds.), Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China, London: Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd.
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). Securitization, Legitimacy and China’s War on Terror. In Irm Haleem (Eds.), Normalizing Violence, London: Routledge.
General Publications, Commentaries and Op-eds
Kam, S. 2018, Xinjiang and the Stability ParadoxThe Diplomat, August 16.
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. 2016, Regional Implications of the Internationalisation of Uyghurs: A Case Study of Southeast Asia’s Uyghur Refugees University of Malaya Institute of China Studies Bulletin, No. 6, August, pp. 4–5.
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, China: Annual Threat Assessment Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA), Vol 7(2), January 31.
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia