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Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia

Problems and Prospects for Small and Medium Navies

  • Geoffrey Till
  • Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Collin Koh Swee Lean
    Pages 47-60
  3. Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto
    Pages 61-76
  4. Geoffrey Till, Henrick Z. Tsjeng
    Pages 77-92
  5. Truong-Minh Vu, Nguyen The Phuong
    Pages 93-106
  6. Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, Geoffrey Till
    Pages 107-119
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 121-126

About this book


This edited volume reviews the nature and consequences of naval modernisation in Southeast Asia against the backdrop of growing tensions over the South China Sea and increasing competition between the United States and China in the region.  The varying problems and challenges facing the small and medium navies of the area as they seek to grow their maritime power in response to their perceptions of strategic need are compared and contrasted. The prospects of significant destabilisation of an already volatile area - even of a potential naval arms race, are carefully analysed. There can be little doubt that naval modernisation in Southeast Asia is a key indicator of the likely future of the Asia Pacific and also illustrates the problems faced by small and medium powers in a world dominated by the great. Accordingly this book will be of much interest to students and teachers focusing on security in the Asia Pacific region as well to those concerned with naval development in g



Military development Naval arms race Singapore Indonesia Malaysia Vietnam

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Till
    • 1
  • Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto
    • 2
  1. 1.Defence Studies DepartmentKing’s College LondonSwindonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Strategic and Defence Studies CentreAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

About the editors

Geoffrey Till is Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies at King’s College London, UK, and Chairman of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, UK. Since 2009 he has also been a Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. 

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