Collin Koh is research fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies which is a constituent unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, based in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Collin has research interests on naval affairs in the Indo-Pacific region, focusing on Southeast Asia. He has published several op-eds, policy and academic journal articles as well as chapters for edited volumes covering his research areas. He also teaches the Singapore Armed Forces, focusing on professional military education and training courses.
Besides research and teaching, Collin contributes his perspectives to various local and international media outlets, as well as participates in activities with geopolitical risks consultancies.
At present Collin is in the process of compiling a database consisting of up to 18 selected countries in the Indo-Pacific, comprising information related to their naval forces development and structures, national policy discourses, confidence-building, and cooperative measures, as well as incidences of the threat and use of force at sea. This is a continuation of his doctoral dissertation which compares naval modernization in Southeast Asia with those from the surrounding broader Indo-Pacific region.