S6031 / G1600858K 1. Is naval modernisation in the Asia Pacific region inherently de-stabilising? The modernization of the navy in the Asia Pacific region (APR) can not continue indefinitely due to economic realities. I believe that modernization efforts in maritime areas will shift towards the development of warships as opposed to rapid expansion of naval armies in the region. The development of maritime power will have to be weighed against the imperative nedd for sustainable economic development. The purpose of investment in the navy is partly associated with the economic benefits that are accrued from increased military spending. The rapid development of the navy is a consequence of a flawed strategic plan in the Asia Pacific region which has relied heavily on the economic windfall being witnessed in local economies to project military strength. Presently it is evident that countries in the Asia Pacific region are yet to recover Prabhakar Joshua Ho Walter 2006 The Evolving Maritime Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific: Maritime Doctrines and Nuclear Weapons at Sea Packham Colin. Kubo Nobuhiro& Kelly Tim. (2016).France beats rival bidders to $40 billion Australian submarine deal. Retrieved from http://in.reuters.com/article/us-australia-submarines-idINKCN0XM2F5 Panda Ankit. (2015). Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget. Retrieved fromhttp://thediplomat.com/2015/01/japan-approves-largest-ever-defense-budget/ Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. 2015. SIPRI yearbook 2015: armaments disarmament and international security (World armaments and disarmament.Oxford : Oxford University Press. Sanjeev Miglani& Tommy Wilkes. (2014). Rattled by Chinese submarines India joins other nations in rebuilding fleet. Retrieved from http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-china-navy-idUSKCN0JG2GM20141202 Ferguson R. James Dellios Rosita 2016 The Politics and Philosophy of Chinese Power: The Timeless and the Timely Lexington Books Storey Ian and Zhengyi Lin. 2016.The South China Sea dispute: navigating diplomatic and strategic tensions.Singapore : ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute The Department of Defense.The Asia Pacific Maritime Strategy: Achieving U.S National Security Objectives in a changing environment.PDF Document.Bottom of Form [...]
4200 words, not more than 20 hours. Answer these question: 1. Is naval modernisation in the Asia Pacific region inherently de-stabilising? 2. What are the chief problems likely to be encountered in ‘growing’ a navy in the Asia-Pacific region? 3. How is the South China Sea dispute affecting naval development in the Asia -Pacific region?