Dr Mustafa Izzuddin is a Fellow in Regional Strategic and Political Studies and Associate Editor of the internationally-reviewed Contemporary Southeast Asia Journal at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. Dr Mustafa is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University Scholars Programme of the National University of Singapore.
Dr Mustafa received his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Dr Mustafa was a Fulbright Scholar at Ohio University and Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service as well as the East-West Centre in Washington D.C. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the School of International Studies at Peking University in China as well as the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Malaysia. Dr Mustafa has also held short-term appointments at two other think tanks in Singapore, namely the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).
Dr Mustafa’s research forte is foreign policy analysis, with a penchant for the neoclassical realist theory, small states, middle powers, and third world security. He researches and writes on issues related to the foreign relations of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and at times, Brunei. He also keeps a close watch on party politics in Malaysia and Singapore.