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  • Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines - The Diplomat

    Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines

    thediplomat.com 08 Aug '17, 3pm

    On August 7, Singapore’s defense ministry announced that a transport aircraft had airlifted relief to the Philippines as the military continues to battle Islamic State-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi. The fighting has killed hundreds and displaced hundreds of thousands...

  • Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore

    Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore

    thediplomat.com 07 Aug '17, 7pm

    On August 1, the Malaysian government inaugurated a new maritime base near Pedra Branca, an outlying island that is now under the jurisdiction of neighboring Singapore but which Kuala Lumpur still believes is part of its territory. Though construction of the facility had already been ...

  • Singapore Reveals New Military Facility Amid Rising Islamic State Threat

    Singapore Reveals New Military Facility Amid Rising Islamic State Threat

    thediplomat.com 02 Aug '17, 8pm

    On Monday, Singapore inaugurated a new institute designed to train personnel to undertake homeland defense and security operations. The move is just the latest step the city-state is taking to equip its armed forces with the necessary skills to undertake a wider range of security task...

  • What did the #Brunei sultan's Singapore visit accomplish?:

    What Did the Brunei Sultan’s Singapore Visit Accomplish? |

    thediplomat.com 11 Jul '17, 9pm

    Last week, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah paid a two-day state visit to Singapore. Though the highlight of the visit was the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of their unique currency agreement, it also demonstrated the broader significance of the relationship for both sides. Br...

  • Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills

    Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills

    thediplomat.com 01 Aug '17, 8pm

    Last week, Malaysia and Singapore concluded the latest iteration of their bilateral maritime exercise. The 30th round of Exercise Malapura reflects the ongoing military collaboration underway between the two Southeast Asian neighbors despite the lingering challenges in the bilateral r...

  • Indonesia, Singapore Conclude Military Exercise Amid Anniversary - The Diplomat

    Indonesia, Singapore Conclude Military Exercise Amid Anniversary

    thediplomat.com 19 Jul '17, 1pm

    From July 11 to 19, Singapore and Indonesian special forces carried out the latest iteration of their annual bilateral exercise. As I have pointed out before at The Diplomat , the security relationship between Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest state, and Singapore, the subregion’s s...

  • What's in the New Singapore-Germany Cyber Pact? @Diplomat_APAC

    What’s in the New Singapore-Germany Cyber Pact? |

    thediplomat.com 10 Jul '17, 10pm

    On July 6, Singapore and Germany signed a joint declaration on strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. The move highlighted the city-state’s efforts to strengthen ties with like-minded states in the cyber domain as they confront growing challenges there. As I have noted before, Singa...

  • Singapore Unveils New ASEAN Defense Initiatives Ahead of Chairmanship

    Singapore Unveils New ASEAN Defense Initiatives Ahead of Chairmanship

    thediplomat.com 04 Jun '17, 8pm

    SINGAPORE – As we move into the sixth month of 2017, many are already looking ahead to 2018 and what we might expect when the annually-rotating chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gets turned over from the Philippines to Singapore (See: “Duterte’s ASEAN ...

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