Mr Richard A. Bitzinger

Senior Fellow

Coordinator of Military Transformations Programme, IDSS

Education: BA (Kalamazoo); MA (Monterey)

Entity: IDSS

Email: isrbitzinger@ntu.edu.sg

DID: +65 6514 1904

Richard A. Bitzinger


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Biography

Richard A. Bitzinger is 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-Pacific’s Militaries,” Naval War College Review (Fall 2005), and “Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: Assessing New Capabilities,” Asia’s 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.

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Professional Activities

  • Member, editorial board, Asian Politics &amp
  • Policy, from 2010
  • Member, editorial board, International Studies Perspectives, 2005-2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, UC San Diego, January 2010
  • Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States, 1999-2000
  • Finalist, U.S. Government Exceptional Intelligence Analyst Program, 1999-2000
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations Working Group on “The Arms Trade and the Transnationalization of the Defense Industry,” 1998-2003
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Areas of Expertise

  • The Revolution in Military Affairs and defense transformation. Military modernization in the Asia-Pacific region. Defense industries and armaments production. Defense technologies and innovation

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External Publications

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Last updated on 18/07/2014