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Bhubhindar Singh

Bhubhindar Singh is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Regional Security Architecture Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include the international relations of Northeast Asia with a special focus on Japan’s security policy. Before joining RSIS, NTU, Bhubhindar was a Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, and Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore. He has published in the European Journal of International Relations, International Relations of Asia-Pacific, The Pacific Review, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Security, Asia Policy, Korean Journal of Defense Analyses, The Round Table,Contemporary Southeast Asia and Issues & Studies; and his book is entitled Japanese Security Identity Transformation: From a Peace-State to an International-State (Routledge 2013). He is presently working on a book-length manuscript examining the impact of military crises on Japanese security policy in the post-Cold War period.

Articles by Bhubhindar Singh (1)

  • The importance of Australia to Japan's national security

    When we look back at 2016, Tokyo's failure to land the contract to jointly develop a fleet of submarines with Australia will be one of the biggest disappointments for Japan this year. Canberra's decision to select France came as a shock to Japan, as many considered Japan the front runner in this bid after it had invested two and a half years in the competition. Japan and Australia's political, economic and strategic relations have grown from strength to strength.