Perspectives on the Security of Singapore: The First 50 Years (World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building)

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Perspectives on the Security of Singapore: The First 50 Years 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.

Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and academics, and general public interested in security studies in general and in Singapore.

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Ambassador Barry Desker is Distinguished Fellow and Bakrie Professor of Southeast Asia Policy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, Singapore and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship. He was CEO of the Singapore Trade Development Board (1994–2000) and was Singapore's Ambassador to Indonesia (1986–1993). He was the founding Dean of RSIS (2007–2014) and was Director, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (2000–2014). A President's Scholar, he was educated at the University of Singapore, University of London and Cornell University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Warwick University in 2012 and by the University of Exeter in 2013.

Ang Cheng Guan is presently Head of Graduate Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Vietnamese Communist Relations with China and the Second Indo-China Conflict, 1956–1962 (Jefferson: MacFarland, 1997; reprinted in paperback, 2012); The Vietnam War from the Other Side: The Vietnamese Communists' Perspective (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002; paperback 2006); its sequel, Ending the Vietnam War: The Vietnamese Communists' Perspective (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004; paperback 2006); Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War (London: Routledge, 2010); Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought (London: Routledge, 2013); and Singapore, ASEAN and the Cambodia Conflict, 1979–1991 (Singapore: NUS Press, 2013). He was a Gerald R Ford Foundation Research Grant Award recipient (Fall 2005), Fulbright Singapore Researcher award recipient (2006–2007) and a Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Scholar (2006–2007). He is currently working on two book projects — Southeast Asia and the Cold War, 1945–1991: An International History and its sequel, Southeast Asia and the Post-Cold War: The First Thirty Years.

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