Education BA (University of Singapore); BSSc (NUS); MA; PhD (ANU)
Entity CENS
DID  +65 6592 1820
Bilveer Singh is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore. He was Acting Head, CENS from January to December 2010. He graduated with Masters and PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University. His current research interests include studying regional security issues focusing on the rise and the management of Islamist terrorism in Southeast Asia, security issues in Indonesia, especially the challenge of separatism in Papua, the role of great powers in Southeast Asia, especially China and India, as well as the domestic and foreign policies of Singapore. He has published widely, his latest work being on the Rohingyas in Myanmar. Currently, Bilveer is the President of the Political Science Association of Singapore.
  • Great Powers in Southeast Asia
  •  Terrorism and Extremism in Southeast Asia
  • Indonesian Politics and Security Policy, and Singapore Political, Foreign and Defence Policy


  • President, Political Science Association, Singapore
  • Member, Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Social Research Journal
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Affairs Journal, University of Muhammadiyah Yogjakarta


Books/Monographs Authored
Succession Politics in Indonesia: The 1998 Presidential Elections and the Fall of Suharto (London:Macmillan Press, 2000)
ASEAN, the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and the Challenge of Denuclearisation in Southeast Asia, (Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre), Canberra papers on Strategy and Defence, no. 138, (2000)
The Indonesian Military Business Complex: Origins, Course and Its Future, (Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre), Working Paper Series No, 354 (2001).
Defense Relations Between Australia and Indonesia, (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2002).
ASEAN, Australia and the Management of the Jema’ah Islamiyah Threat, (Canberra: Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, 2003), Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence, No.152.
Arming the Singapore Armed Forces: Trends and Implications, (Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, 2003), Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No.153.
The Vulnerability of Small States Revisited: A Study of Singapore’s Post-Cold War Foreign Policy, (Yogjakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press, 1999)
Civil-Military Relations in Democratising Indonesia: The Potential and Limits to Change, (Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, 2001).
Habibie and the Democratization of Indonesia, (Sydney: Book House, 2001), pp.1-487
Politics and Governance in Singapore: An Introduction, (Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education (Asia), 2007), pp. 1-201 + xxxv.
The Talibanization of Southeast Asia : Losing the War on Terror to Islamist Extremists, (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International, 2007), pp. 229 + xxxiii.
Article in Journal
“Civil-Military Relations In Indonesia: Change Amidst Continuity, Armed Forces & Society (Summer 2000)
“The Challenge of Militant Islam and Terrorism in Indonesia”, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 58, No. 1, March 2004.
“Thaksin and the Challenge of Islamist Militancy in Southern Thailand”, Asia-Pacific Political Science Review, March 2006, pp. 52-75.
“Singapore General Election 2015: Explaining PAP Resounding Win”, The Round Table: The Commonweatlh Journal of International Affairs, March 2016, pp. 1-12.