Arms And Defence In Southeast Asia: Issues In Southeast Asian Security

by Jeshurun, Chandran (Ed)

Arms And Defence In Southeast Asia: Issues In Southeast Asian Security

Price:  US$20.70   (SGD28.75*)
Format:  Paper Back, 174 pages
Published:  1989, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9813035455
SB#:  010334 (103)

About This Book

Arms procurement and the setting-up of indigenous defence industries in Southeast Asia have been recognized as two fundamental issues in the study of defence and development. This collection of essays serves to introduce some of the more pertinent problems that have been encountered by countries in the region by taking a look, first of all, at the changes in the supply and demand side of the international arms trade and how developing countries such as those in ASEAN have responded to them. Secondly, it provides a case-study of a newly industrializing country which has successfully moved into the status of a credible arms producer by examining the experience of South Korea. The volume then presents three different levels of domestic defence industrialization in Southeast Asia by reviewing the growth of arms production capabilities in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore. Although the continuing need for modern weapons among countries in the region will ultimately be met by a combination of new strategies, it is the vital impact that this process has on defence policies, economic planning, and technological change that is of long-term interest in this book.

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