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Examining the defence industrialization - economic growth relationship : the case of Singapore
This paper examines the process and political economy of defence industrialization in Singapore. It frames the emergence and evolution of Singapore's defence industrial base in the broader conext of both the development ...
Transforming the Singapore Armed Forces : matching technological prowess with organizational change
The SAF's recently unveiled Advanced Combat Man System is a potentially very useful technological application of information and networking technologies. However, without the necessary organizational and structural changes ...
The responsibility to protect : is there a viable strategy?
It is important, politically and morally, for countries to commit resources to non-conventional military operations such as post-war reconstruction or humanitarian relief. It is, however, also important for policymakers ...
Defence spending and military modernisation : should it be recession-proof?
Given the current global economic crisis, there is growing debate over whether defence budgets should be recession-proof. National security is a first-order priority for any country. Yet, militaries should never be given ...
Assessing military power
What constitutes military power is really the combination of technology and human skill at arms; forgetting the human element leads to military power that is potential rather than actual in nature. More importantly, focusing ...
The Terrible Allure of Nuclear Weapons
If Myanmar intends to acquire nuclear weapons, as reports suggest, this reflects a widely-held and terrible attraction that nuclear weapons maintain over military planners. This fascination stems from a misunderstanding ...