Singapores Foreign Policy: Coping with Vulnerability Michael Leifer

ISBN: 9780415233521

Published: August 7th 2000

Hardcover

192 pages


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Singapores Foreign Policy: Coping with Vulnerability  by  Michael Leifer

Singapores Foreign Policy: Coping with Vulnerability by Michael Leifer
August 7th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780415233521 | 3.26 Mb

In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well asMoreIn the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence capability.

Singapores diplomatic achievements include relationships with countries across Asia and Europe, and ensure its interantional status, Yet, despite this success, Singapores foreign policy has continued to be influenced by a deep seated sence of its own vulnerability. Politicians from the first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, onwards have focused on Singapores limited physical size, potential domestic and international frailty due to racial tension and confirmed geographical location.

These factors have combined to create a powerful nation-state which has never allowed itself to take its sovereign status for granted.Singapores Foreign Policy is the first full-length English-language study of this subject and is an essential resource for all those interested in Singapores international role.



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