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Is There an Arms Race in Asia?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1302
The Comparative Defense Studies Program at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents: "Is There an Arms Race in Asia?" with Richard A. Bitzinger, Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Military Transformations Project, at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore moderated by Stephanie Neuman, Director, Comparative Defense Studies Program, Member, SIWPS Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:15pm - 2:00pm Columbia University International Affairs Building 13th Floor, Room 1302 420 West 118th Street, New York City Bio: 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 modernization and force transformation, regional defense 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? (Oxford University Press, 2003), Come the Revolution: Transforming the Asia-Pacifics Militaries, Naval War College Review (Fall 2005), Transforming the U.S. Military: Implications for the Asia-Pacific (ASPI, December 2006), and Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: Assessing New Capabilities, Asias Rising Power (NBR, 2010). He is also the editor of The Modern Defense Industry: Political, Economic and Technological Issues (Praeger, 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 U.S. Government. In 1999-2000, 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. The Military Technology Series is sponsored by the Comparative Defense Studies Program, an affiliate of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. It is designed to help bridge the gap between the theoretical concerns of academia and the applied field of military technology.