Monthly Archives: June 2011

And a shameless plug …

… to my latest article for East Asia Forum and Pnyx on the tenth IISS’ Shangri-La Dialogue and whether the region’s defence dialogues are adequately addressing traditional strategic challenges and shifting power dynamics. Thanks for reading!

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Singapore’s Maids

Singapore, 27 June 2011 So when I first arrived in Singapore, the talk of the town was a photograph taken off everyone’s-favourite-intelligence-service, Facebook, showing a national serviceman making his maid carry his backpack, with a caption, ‘Why we need foreign … Continue reading

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How to do research in Strategic Studies

Thailand, 19 June 2011 So occasionally in this discipline you get to have some fun and learn life-long skills: M4

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Misrepresentations of Singaporeans

Singapore, 15 June 2011 This is probably the strangest depiction of Singaporeans, and Asians in general, I have seen in a long time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULJa10r_GRw&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8KLddOdwYo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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The Presidential Elections

Singapore, 12 June 2011 So after the Singapore General Elections I was in a bit of a state of panic. Not because I am a PAP supporter and I thought the end of the world had arrived, but for a … Continue reading

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The Shangri-La Dialogue

Singapore, 8 June 2011 Over the weekend I had the privilege of being an observer to the 10th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Firstly, I owe a great deal of thanks to Dr Tim Huxley (follow him on twitter!), Clara Lee and … Continue reading

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The Asia-Pacific Roundtable

Kuala Lumpur, 1 June 2011 So this week I have been in Kuala Lumpur to observe the 25th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, a Track II dialogue convened by ASEAN-ISIS Malaysia. After meeting many regional experts and being categorised as being in the … Continue reading

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