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28 Apr Singapore’s next version of regionalisation

March was a month of many milestones. The nation marked the first anniversary of the death of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. It has been half a year since the General Election, when voters gave the Government a new and stronger mandate. And...

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02 Jul 3-on-3 with Cherian George: Singapore’s Future

As the Republic turns 50 years old, questions have arisen on whether Singapore is well-equipped to adapt to emerging challenges both at home and abroad. We spoke to Dr. Cherian George, Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University, on his views on the changing...

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27 Mar Remembering LKY: Tributes from around the world

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding Prime Minister, was a deeply respected figure, not just in Singapore, but around Asia and across the world. Since his passing, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) has received several messages from our partners in the diplomatic, media,...

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25 Mar In Some Ways Lee Kuan Yew Is Still Here

Singapore Institute of International Affairs Chairman Simon Tay discusses the legacy of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding prime minister, who passed away earlier this week. He speaks to Bloomberg's Haslinda Amin on "First Up". The video was previously available on Bloomberg.com. Prof Tay's interview was also...

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25 Mar Remembering LKY: Articles, Videos and Media

ARTICLES More than S'pore will feel Lee's passing [SIIA Media Release, 23 Mar 2015] The late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew played a big part in fostering regional stability, says SIIA Chairman Simon Tay, in this statement to the media. Quotes and excerpts from the SIIA's media release were...

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25 Mar Long Live Lee Kuan Yew’s Lion City

Henry Kissinger called him one of the “asymmetries of history.” Margaret Thatcher said “he was never wrong.” Barack Obama called him “one of the legendary figures of Asia.” Tony Blair said he was “the smartest leader I ever met.” Samuel Huntington said he was one...

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24 Mar After LKY, Singapore is at the crossroads

Mr. Lee left behind a strong foundation for S'pore, says SIIA Chairman Simon Tay in this interview with CNBC. CNBC spoke to Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) over the phone from Yangon on 24 March 2015. Prof. Tay...

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23 Mar All the world was his stage

In 1967, when Singapore was two years independent and he was a young Premier of only 44, a report described Mr Lee Kuan Yew giving a talk at Harvard University. As he spoke about the escalating Vietnam War and the role of the United States,...

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