Perspectives on the security of Singapore : the first 50 years / editors Barry Desker, Ang Cheng Guan, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.

New Jersey : World Scientific, 2016.
xx, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


World Scientific series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building [More in this series]
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"[This book] explores the security of Singapore in the last 50 years and its possible trajectories into the future. This volume brings together the diverse perspectives of a team of academics with different expertise, ranging from history to political science to security studies with a common interest in Singapore. The book is further boosted by the recollections of key civil servants involved with foreign affairs and defence, such as S R Nathan, Peter Ho, Bilahari Kausikan and Philip Yeo"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Part 1: Singapore's conception of security / Ang Cheng Guan
  • National security and Singapore: an assessment / Norman Vasu and Bernard Loo
  • Deliquescent security threats: Singapore in the era of hyper-globalisation / Alan Chong
  • Singapore and global governance: free-rider or responsible stakeholder? / Tan See Seng
  • The challenge of strategic intelligence for the Singapore armed forces / Kwa Chong Guan
  • Desecuritisation and after desecuritisation: the water issue in Singapore-Malaysia relations / Joey Long
  • Singapore's security in the context of Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia relations / Bilveer Singh
  • Singapore's relations with Malaysia and Indonesia / Theophilus Kwek and Joseph Chinyong Liow)
  • International missions of the Singapore armed forces: how far would you go? / Katie Tan and Ong Wei Chong
  • Why the FPDA still matters to Singapore / Ralf Emmers
  • ASEAN and Singapore / Mely Caballero-Anthony
  • Singapore and the great powers in a changing world / Khong Yuen Foong
  • Securing Singapore from international terrorism / Rohan Gunaratna
  • Religious diversity/harmony / Mohammad Alami Musa
  • Part 2: Personal reminiscences
  • Safeguarding Singapore's security: defence and diplomacy / S. R. Nathan
  • Organising for national security: the Singapore experience / Peter Ho
  • Pragmatic adaptation, not grand strategy, shaped Singapore foreign policy / Rilahari Kausikan
  • Dr Goh Keng Swee and the building of Singapore's defence industrial capability / Philip Yeo
  • A concluding note: strategic certainties facing Singapore in 2065 / Barry Desker.
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