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Nicholas Fang, Director, Security and Global Affairs

Nicholas Fang moderating the panel on "The TPP and the Future of Trade" at the 9th ASEAN & Asia Forum (2016)

Nicholas Fang joined the Singapore Institute of International Affairs in 2010 and is currently the institute’s director for security and global affairs.


Nicholas started his career as a journalist, and spent nine years at The Straits Times, rising to the position of senior correspondent. He then joined Singapore’s national broadcaster Mediacorp where he spent two years as business desk editor at regional news channel Channel NewsAsia, before taking on other senior editorial positions. He was most recently deputy chief editor of Singapore news at Mediacorp.


Nicholas was appointed Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament in February 2012, where he served a two-and-a-half-year term and focused on issues pertaining to national security and defence, international affairs, media and sports. He has served on the boards of non-government organisations Mercy Relief and the Social Innovation Park, and is also a member of the advisory committee of the Youth Corps Singapore. He was Team Singapore’s Chef de Mission at the 2015 South-east Asian Games hosted in Singapore.

He founded Black Dot Pte Ltd in 2012, a strategic communications consultancy that offers public relations, media, sponsorship and marketing consultancy services.

Recent Content
2 years ago
Detained Terrexes to return to Singapore: MFA

Glad to see that good sense and international law prevailed. The results of the investigation by HKSAR will reveal the details of this incident, but it's heartening to note that sovereign immunity ... See more

The nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles had been detained in Hong Kong since last November.

2 years ago
U.S. Embassy Singapore

#ASEAN remains a crucial market in today's world. Happy 50th Birthday!

2017 is the 50th birthday of #ASEAN, as well as the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN ties. To mark these momentous occasions and show why #ASEANMatters, we will be posting ASEAN-related facts every ... See more

2 years ago
In releasing Asia-Pacific security White Paper, Beijing sounds warning to small countries to avoid taking sides

Perhaps a not-so-veiled reminder that adopting a conflicting or opposing stance can (and most likely will) be construed as taking (the wrong) side.

#staythecourse #diplomacy ... See more

BEIJING — China has pledged to take on greater responsibility for regional and global security including increasing its military might, with a warning to small and medium countries in the region to ... See more

2 years ago

#security remains a constant challenge in the region. Here's wishing everyone a happy and safe festive season. #oneteamonefight

More than 150,000 security personnel are expected to be deployed at various churches, entertainment venues and public gatherings for the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

2 years ago

The need for a strong and coordinated security and intelligence capability has never been more crucial than in today's environment.

Although the five maids were radicalised, they “did not pose an imminent security threat at the time of investigation”, says the Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore).

2 years ago

A difficult issue to tackle.

"We believe that the (#Rohingya) situation is now of a regional concern and should be resolved together," says Malaysia's Foreign Minister.

2 years ago

The growing regional security threat highlights the need for deeper and closer collaboration among partners and neighbours.

As of today, 7 people have been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack Indonesia's presidential palace last Sunday.

All 7 are said to be part of a terror cell linked to Bahrun Naim - the ... See more

2 years ago
Channel NewsAsia

The work of regional institutions like #ASEAN remains crucial in today's world, especially when facing down threats like terrorism.


“When we work together, it strengthens capabilities and interoperability, and demonstrates our shared commitment to counter terrorism in the region": Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

2 years ago
Terrex tank seizure: What do we think? How do we react? - The Middle Ground

If ever we needed reminding that this is a complicated world and region, and that Singapore like any other nation has to navigate sometimes murky waters, this incident is it.

A speedy resolution may ... See more

by Daniel Yap WITH Singapore suddenly caught in the spotlight of the nine Terrex infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs)...

2 years ago

It will be interesting to see the issues raised during Daw Suu's visit to Singapore. Economic development and the pace of the opening of Myanmar's markets are likely to dominate, but even within ... See more

This will be only Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's second visit to Singapore.

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