Asia Security & Defense Analysis

Michael Raska


About Me:



Dr Michael Raska is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research interests focus on East Asian security and defense, including theoretical and policy-oriented aspects of military innovation, force modernization, information conflicts and cyberwarfare.

He is the author of Military Innovation and Small States: Creating Reverse Asymmetry (Routledge, 2016), and co-editor of Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century Cross-Regional Perspectives (Routledge, 2015). He has published in journals such as the Strategic Studies Quarterly, Prism - Journal of Complex Operations, Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Korea Journal of Defense Analysis, Pointer-Journal of Singapore Armed Forces, and Asian Journal of Public Affairs.

His academic contributions also include chapters in edited volumes in cooperation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS); Center for New American Security (CNAS); the Norwegian Institute of Defense Studies (IFS); the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, UC San Diego; the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) at the US Army War College.

His strategic assessments have been published by the Defense News, The Diplomat, East Asia Forum, Asia Times, and many newspapers around the world. He is a frequent commentator on East Asian security issues for the CNBC, BBC World News, Channel News Asia, and other networks.

Dr Raska has taught at the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College (SAF Campaign and War Studies Course) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (International Security).

His research experiences include visiting fellowships at Yonsei University, Pacific Forum CSIS, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is an alumni of the Columbia / Cornell University Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS 2012), the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Workshop at Basin Harbor (2013), the Hertog Summer Study Program (2014), and the Young Strategists Forum (2017).

He holds a Ph.D.from the National University of Singapore, where he was a recipient of the President’s Graduate Fellowship.


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