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SINGAPORE: BALANCING BETWEEN WEST AND EAST
SINGAPORE: BALANCING BETWEEN WEST AND EAST

Author(s): Mihai VLAICU
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: alliance; gateway; military diplomacy; influence; strategic partnerships.
Summary/Abstract: Due to its location at the intersection between the spheres of influence of multiple regional players, as well as its socio-cultural composition, Singapore had to conduct a diplomatic policy of balancing in order to secure its existence and develop its armed forces. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the defence policy of the state of Singapore, the characteristics of its military cooperation with its main partners and whether the diplomatic policy of balancing diplomatic relationships with powerful countries, motivated by diverging goals, impacts the military development of Singapore. The research method used is the observation of the military diplomatic relations of Singapore’s armed forces, as well as the of its military acquisition policies.

  • Page Range: 169-176
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Language: English