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Ben Ho Wan Beng

Ben is a Senior Analyst with the Military Studies Programme at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and he received his master’s degree in strategic studies from the same institution. Ben is particularly interested in maritime affairs, especially those pertaining to sea-based aviation and undersea warfare, and his work in this area has been published on websites such as Breaking Defense, RealClearDefense and The Diplomat. He can be reached at

Articles by Ben Wan Beng (1)

  • The strategic attractions of Djibouti

    Security analysts would do well to cast their gaze on Djibouti. While the eastern African nation has a land area of only 23,000 square kilometres, a population of barely 830,000 and no natural resources to speak of, it is becoming a significant actor in the international security arena.