By Chiyuki Aoi
This ebook goals to supply for a path-breaking cross-regional comparability of the features and readiness of Asia-Pacific nations to give a contribution to peace aid missions, with an eye fixed to opting for rising traits and coverage implications.
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The country in recent years has also contributed to US-led coalition operations, justified in more direct terms of preserving security in a globalized world. Despite its severe manpower constraints and conscription placing limits on how flexibly it can deploy overseas, Singapore has emphasized its niche capabilities to make it contribution more impactful as a force multiplier, most recently in high-end technological systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Without a standing legal framework or standby force, Singapore’s contributions remain largely ad hoc.
These nations’ engagements in stability missions raised, for some, the delicate issue of justifying these missions in light of prevailing international norms, as well as maintaining balance between UN-led and non-UN-led missions within available resources. Bilateral relations with the United States for most states in the region are poised to become more complex, now that the United States is embarking on a more ambitious security stance—dubbed “re-engagement” by the Obama administration’s “pivot” strategy.
2, No. 4 (1998): 1–27. 32. (JDP) 3–40, especially Chapter 2. htm, accessed February 20, 2013. NATO has pursued such approach in Afghanistan. See NATO summit declarations in Riga (2006) and Bucharest (2008). htm, both accessed February 20, 2013. 33. For example, 3D (defence, diplomacy, development) approach. Stabilization Unit of the UK and former S/CRS of the US State Department are examples of institutional forms. 34. Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams, “The New Politics of Protection? Côte d’Ivoire, Libya and the Responsibility to Protect,” International Affairs, Vol.