August 27, 2014

Autonomous Power? Securing Singapore’s Interests in the 21st Century

By Alexander Sullivan

Research Associate Alexander Sullivan examines Singapore's strategic posture, including how unmanned systems could augment that posture in the coming decades. His latest report, the first of CNAS' Asia Strategy Series, examines how Singapore’s national security strategy translates into defense programs, policies and relationships, and outlines unmanned systems’ potential role in the future.  He concludes that "Singapore’s strategic logic, cost pressures and societal advantages position it well to be a leader should a robotic warfare regime come to fruition."

Mr. Sullivan believes that Singapore’s current approach supports its search for strategic space and overall security, but suggests a future in which new types of investments provide a greater return on investment for the small, vulnerable nation.


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