Ja Ian Chong's book, External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation: China, Indonesia, Thailand, 1893-1952 (Cambridge, 2012), recently won the International Studies Association's 2013/4 International Security Studies Section Best Book Award. In addition, an article that he co-authored with Todd Hall (Oxford), "The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today? Missing the Trees for the the Forest," is forthcoming in the Fall issue of the journal International Security commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.