RUSI Report: Singapore and the United Kingdom

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Singapore Report 2003The strong links between Singapore and the United Kingdom have their foundation in the close historical ties between our two countries. Today, the interactions and cooperation span a variety of sectors including business, education, trade, culture and defence to make this a truly multi-faceted relationship.

This publication describes the past, present and future of the bilateral relationship between the UK and Singapore and we have assembled a variety of contributions that detail just a few elements of the multifaceted defence and security relationship that exists between the two countries.


  • Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold Director, Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies
  • Barry Desker
    Director, Institute of Defence & Strategic Studies

The Singapore � UK Bilateral Relationship
Rear Admiral (NS) Teo Chee Hean
Minister for Defence Republic of Singapore

The UK � Singapore Bilateral Relationship
Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP
UK Secretary of State for Defence

Singapore looks at Britain
Kwa Chong Guan
Head of External Programmes, IDSS

The UK looks at Singapore
Andrew Kennedy
Head of Asia Programme, RUSI

Defence Cooperation: Policy Implications for Singapore
Lt Col Vijaya Kumar
National Contingent Commander (Singapore) Peace Keeping Force UNMISET

The UK and Singapore: A new knowledge-based partnership
Sir Stephen Brown
Group Chief Executive, British Trade International

ST Engineering and the United Kingdom � A Partnership in Business and Technology
Tan Pheng Hock
President & CEO, ST Engg

BAE SYSTEMS and Singapore � Partnership through Technology
Sir Richard Evans

The FPDA: Still steady after all these years...
Khoo How San, PhD (ANU)
Independent strategic analyst, Singapore

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