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Dealing with bombs in rural exeter: global threat, local response
The recent bomb attack on Exeter, England, demonstrated that global threats occur in centres of power as well as their peripheries. As such, an adequate local response and local leadership are crucial in both the prevention ...
Submarine Accidents in Asia: Preparing for the Worst
The proliferation of submarines in Asia’s relatively confined waters increases the risks of submarine accidents at sea. Many regional navies recognise this issue and are laying the necessary groundwork in case of disaster.
Governments meet to strengthen maritime security legal measures
The maritime domain, the vast majority of which is international waters, has traditionally been one characterized by a lack of control bordering on the anarchic. It has therefore proved to be an ideal environment for those ...
The Swine Flu Alert: Keeping Asia Safe
After years of concern about H5N1 bird flu, the new flu causing global alarm is a pig virus of the H1N1 family. As influenza reports erupt around the world, inevitable questions are arising. Is this the big one? Are we prepared?
Recession: impact on security and cohesion
No sooner had the economic crisis emerged than officials and security agencies started worrying about its implications for social stability. This tells us more about their crisis of confidence than inherent tendencies. The ...
Putting All Cards on the Table: Trust and Soft Power in the War on Terror
SINCE THE dreadful attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on September 11 2001, the global campaign against terror has involved both the hard and soft power approaches. The bombings of Afghanistan and Iraq as ...
Air-Independent Powered Submarines in the Asia-Pacific: Proliferation and Repercussions
Singapore’s recent acquisition of submarines with air-independent propulsion (AIP) is being matched by similar purchases by other regional navies. While AIP-equipped submarines do not necessary upset regional military ...
Making a comeback? Aircraft carriers in the Asia-Pacific
The aircraft carrier appears to be making something of a comeback among Asia-Pacific navies. The reintroduction of carriers to regional navies could significantly reorient the balance of power and greatly affect warfighting ...