Dr Huong Le Thu

Asia Deputy Director, International Crisis Group

Dr Huong Le Thu has been working in the fields of international security and foreign policy across academia, think tanks and international organisations for nearly two decades. She conducts research on different aspects of security, diplomacy and politics of Asia. She has lived and worked primarily in Northeast and Southeast Asia, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. Huong has taught at universities, including the Australian National University, National Chengchi University, and worked with a number of top think tanks in the region, including ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). 

Huong, who speaks five languages and has published in four of them, is a prolific writer and influential analyst. Her work frequently appears in policy-makers must-read lists and regularly features in global and regional media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Financial Times, among others. Huong has a PhD degree in International Relations, and Masters and Honors in Political Science and Asian Studies.