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Richard A. Bitzinger

Richard A. Bitzinger is a Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, where his work focuses on security and defense issues relating to the Asia-Pacific region, including military modernisation and force transformation, regional defence industries and local armaments production and weapons proliferation. Mr Bitzinger has written several monographs and book chapters, and his articles have appeared in such journals as International Security, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, China Quarterly, and Survival. He is the author of Towards a Brave New Arms Industry? (2003); 'Come the Revolution: Transforming the Asia-Pacific’s Militaries' (Naval War College Review, Fall 2005); 'Transforming the US Military: Implications for the Asia-Pacific' (ASPI, December 2006); and 'Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: Assessing New Capabilities' (NBR, 2010). He is also the editor of The Modern Defense Industry: Political, Economic and Technological Issues (2009). Mr. Bitzinger was previously an Associate Professor with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawaii, and has also worked for the RAND Corporation, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Affairs, and the US Government. In 1992000 he was a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council of the United States. He holds a Masters degree from the Monterey Institute of International Affairs and has pursued additional postgraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Articles by Richard Bitzinger (1)

  • Japan's first stealth fighter

    For centuries, the West has dominated the state-of-the-art when it comes to military technology. Nearly all the great breakthroughs in weaponry — from muskets to missiles — have originated in Europe or North America.