Samuel Chan

Research Associate

Dr. Samuel Chan is the course convenor for ZHSS8467 Military Game Changers in 21st Century Warfare, and ZGEN2240 Introduction to Military Ethics, in semester 2, 2021. He was formerly an Associate Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and a Jebsen Fellow at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (Afghanistan).

Chan S, 2019, Aristocracy of Armed Talent: The Military Elite in Singapore, National University of Singapore Press, Singapore,
Chan S; Ho SH, 2015, Defence, Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore,
Book Chapters
Chan SLW, 2019, 'Numbers matter and number matters: National Service and Singapore's quest for military deterrence', in Ong-Webb G; Huang HS (ed.), National Service In Singapore, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 105 - 124,
Chan S, 2017, 'Strategic gains without the Strategic Corporal: The Singapore Armed Forces in Afghanistan (2007-13)', in Lovell DW; Baker D-P (ed.), The Strategic Corporal Revisited Challenges for combatants in 21st-century warfare, Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 147 - 147
Journal articles
Chong A; Chan S, 2017, 'Militarizing civilians in Singapore: preparing for ‘Crisis’ within a calibrated nationalism1', Pacific Review, vol. 30, pp. 365 - 384,
Chan S, 2010, 'Pyrrhic Victory in the “Tournament of Shadows”: Central Asia's Quest for Water Security (1991–2009)', Asian Security, vol. 6, pp. 121 - 145,
Chan S, 2009, 'Sentinels of Afghan Democracy: The Afghan National Army', Military Review, pp. 25 - 25,

Academic awards:

  • Summer Seminar in Military History Fellowship at the United States Military Academy, West Point (2014).
  • Australian Postgraduate Award at the University of New South Wales (Canberra), Australia (2011).
  • Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship (2011).
  • British Chevening Scholarship at the University of Oxford (2008).
  • Jebsen Research Fellowship at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies, Kabul, Afghanistan (2006).
  • Research Assistantship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2005).