26 September 2014
Future Forward is a programme that seeks out big ideas on the future and fresh perspectives on moving forward. It looks at global topics with a long term view and considers how Singapore is affected by changing trends. Future Forward discovers what matters in this world of ours.
In “Defending the Peace”, this episode will explore the game changers in the future nature of warfare, and will look into the challenges of attaining and maintaining peace in our world, and what advances in military equipment will mean for diplomacy in the new world order.
This episode features interviews by Professor Pascal Vennesson, Professor of Political Science, and Associate Professor Bernard Loo, both of the Military Studies Programme, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies at RSIS.
“I think political decision-makers as well as the business community, citizens, should be aware that instability again is not always the product of intentions. Sometimes peaceful intention, or the belief that peace is stable, is problematic because it generates complacency and it generates a false sense of security.”
– Professor Pascal Vennesson
“We are seeing a number of interesting developments happening in the world right now. There are problems in Ukraine, in the Middle East. Some people suspect that there may be problems in the East Chian sea anytime soon. There are ongoing conflicts in various parts of Africa. I don’t see the world going more chaotic or less chaotic, it is just chaotic.”
– Associate Professor Bernard Loo
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