Asia Security & Defense Analysis

Site Updates:

16.11.16: Book Chapter: "South Korea's Military-Innovation Trajectories"
Center for New American Security

08.09.16: Commentary:
"Where Quantum Satellites fit in PLA Strategy"
The Interpreter

26.08.16: Event Report: RSIS-TDSI Seminar - Disruptive Defense Technologies in Military Operations

13.08.16 Lecture:
"Geostrategic Transformation and Military Modernization in East Asia" RSIS [PDF]



Military Innovation and Small States - Michael Raska


Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century


Book Chapters:
Breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula


The PLA in 2025


Timely and policy relevant analysis

"Where Quantum Satellites fit in PLA Strategy"
The Interpreter

"Tailored Deterrence: Influencing North Korean Decision-Making"
RSIS Commentary
The Diplomat

"The Real Star Wars: Improving Satellite Defences"
RSIS Commentary

"PLA reforms: Toward winning 'informationised local wars'
The Interpreter

"Hybrid Warfare with Chinese Characteristics"
RSIS Commentary

In the News
Media appearances and newspaper interviews

"Quantenphysik: Die Peking-Connection"
Die Zeit (Germany) 3 October 2016

"Quest for independence: China to make its own jet engines" 29 Aug 2016
Christian Science Monitor (US)

"Warum Kim seine Atombomben mehr denn je braucht"
Die Welt (Germany) 10 June 2016

"(News Focus) Diplomatic quandary looms over South China Sea dispute"
Yonhap News Agency (Seoul) 10 May 2016

"China’s President, Xi Jinping, Gains a New Title: Commander in Chief"
The New York Times 21 April 2016

"Why Japan is facing pressure to return to military research" 08 March 2016
The Stack

Academic Papers
Journal articles

Book Review:
"Rebalancing US Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific." Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 37, No. 1 (2015), pp. 146–49.

"RMA Paths and Patterns in
South Korea's Military Modernization"
Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (23)3: 369–385. [PDF]

"The Five Waves of RMA Theory"
Pointer-Journal of Singapore Armed Forces (36)3-4.

Beyond the Bomb in the Basement:
Israel's Nuclear Predicament
Asian Journal of Public Affairs (1)2 [PDF]

Book Chapters
Edited volume contributions

"South Korea's Military-Innovation Trajectories," In: Cronin, Patrick (ed.), Breakthrough on the Peninsula: Third Offset Strategies and the Future Defense of Korea (Washington D.C.: Center for New American Security, 2016), 23-39.

"Diesel-Electric Submarine Modernization in Asia: The Role of Air-Independent Propulsion Systems" In: Bitzinger, Richard: Emerging Critical Technologies and Security in the Asia-Pacific (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

"Capacity For Innovation: Technological Drivers of China’s Future Military Modernization" - with Richard Bitzinger; In: Kamphausen, Roy and David Lai, The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025 (Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, 2015).

My selected public lectures and presentations

"Geostrategic Transformation and Military Modernization in East Asia" RSIS [PDF]

"The Six-Day War: Israel’s Strategy and the Role of Air Power" RSIS [PDF]

"The Development of Precision-Guided Munitions"
GKS Command & Staff College

"Conceptual History of the RMA"
GKS Command & Staff College

"Decoding China's CyberWarfare: Perceptions, Strategies, and Capabilities" RSIS [PDF]

"China's Ballistic Missiles Modernization"

MTP Reports
RSIS MTP Publications

RSIS-TDSI Seminar - Disruptive Defense Technologies in Military Operations

Russian Arms Transfers and Asian Military Modernisation
Richard Bitzinger

America’s Third Offset Strategy: New Military Technologies and Implications for the Asia Pacific
Peter Dombrowski

A Tale of Two Conflicts: The East and South China Seas Disputes and the Risk of War
Ian Forsyth

Confronting Cybersecurity Challenges: Israel’s Evolving Cyber Defence Strategy
Michael Raska


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