Arms and Defence in Southeast Asia
About the publication
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 changing nature of the international arms trade and its impact on the importing and exporting countries. 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 selected accounts of domestic defence industrialization in Southeast Asia by reviewing the growth of arms production capabilities at three different levels, namely, in the case of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore.