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dc.contributor.authorTan, Jessinta.-
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T06:42:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-20T06:42:24Z-
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/38904-
dc.description.abstractWe are living in a new age of terrorism. The threat of a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) 9/11 is very real. This dissertation analyses the repercussions of a successful CBRN attack on a small but dynamic country like Singapore. The argument centres around the "wipe-out" effect on the existing and upcoming business districts - and likely beyond these areas - in Singapore, which is a vibrant financial hub. This paper assesses the possible modes and ramifications of a CBRN attack on this tiny republic, compared with a much bigger country like the United States. This paper also probes how the Singapore authorities have built their competency to prevent a CBRN attack as well as deal with its aftermath. Finally, this paper explores how a mass-casualty attack of an unconventional nature will affect the country in terms of being a small nation with banking and financial services forming one of its key sectors. Singapore, with its dense population and limited landmass, faces a greater challenge posed by some terrorist groups that have long-standing and documented ambitions to develop CBRN capabilities for their extreme killing potential as well as profound psychological impact.en_US
dc.format.extent61 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::Political institutions::Asia::Singaporeen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Terrorism-
dc.titleConfronting toxic terrorism in the Singapore context.en_US
dc.typeThesis-
dc.contributor.supervisorJohn Harrisonen_US
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (International Relations)en_US
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