Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Graham Allison
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262312743
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When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee's voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China's future, asserting, among other things, that "China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S." He affirms the United States' position as the world's sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India's future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader -- including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.

Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Kuan Yew Lee
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262019124
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A respected former prime minister of Singapore discusses Islamic terrorism; economic growth; democracy; the welfare state; education; the free market; the roles of the United States, China and India in world politics; and much more.

The Wit Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Lee Kuan Yew
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 981438528X
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Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore’s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is today. Throughout this surprising and at times painful journey, he has proved a charismatic and occasionally controversial leader. Lee is a conviction politician whose speeches are unambiguous, characterful and eminently quotable; this collection of almost 600 short quotations provides a compelling summary of his views on a wide range of topics from Singapore’s past, present and future. In Lee's own words: "I have been accused of many things in my lfe, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to speak my mind."

Lee Kuan Yew Through The Eyes Of Chinese Scholars

Author: Yang Chen Ning
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813202335
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Lee Kuan Yew through the Eyes of Chinese Scholars is a compilation of essays by highly-respected Chinese scholars in which they evaluate the life, work and philosophy of Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Presenting a range of views from a uniquely Chinese/Asian perspective, this book provides valuable insights for those who wish to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of Lee Kuan Yew — the man, as well as Singapore — his nation. Marking the momentous event of his death as well as the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence in 2015, this compilation reflects both the high regard in which Lee Kuan Yew is held across the Chinese-speaking world as well as the reservations of a few. The contributors are all ethnic Chinese from different academic disciplines ranging from a Nobel laureate in physics, Chen-Ning Yang, to historians, economists and political scientists. They include Singaporeans such as Wang Gungwu and Chew Cheng Hai, as well as scholars from China, the US and Hong Kong such as Yongnian Zheng, Ying-Shih Yu, Lawrence Lau and Hang-Chi Lam among others. Originally published in Chinese, this English translation makes the material accessible to a wider English-reading audience.

Cool War

Author: Noah Feldman
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 081298255X
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A bold and thought-provoking look at the future of U.S.-China relations, and how their coming power struggle will reshape the competitive playing field for nations around the world The Cold War seemingly ended in a decisive victory for the West. But now, Noah Feldman argues, we are entering an era of renewed global struggle: the era of Cool War. Just as the Cold War matched the planet's reigning superpowers in a contest for geopolitical supremacy, so this new age will pit the United States against a rising China in a contest for dominance, alliances, and resources. Already visible in Asia, the conflict will extend to the Middle East (U.S.-backed Israel versus Chinese-backed Iran), Africa, and beyond. Yet this Cool War differs fundamentally from the zero-sum showdowns of the past: The world's major power and its leading challenger are economically interdependent to an unprecedented degree. Exports to the U.S. account for nearly a quarter of Chinese trade, while the Chinese government holds 8 percent of America's outstanding debt. This positive-sum interdependence has profound implications for nations, corporations, and international institutions. It makes what looked to be a classic contest between two great powers into something much more complex, contradictory, and badly in need of the shrewd and carefully reasoned analysis that Feldman provides. To understand the looming competition with China, we must understand the incentives that drive Chinese policy. Feldman offers an arresting take on that country's secretive hierarchy, proposing that the hereditary "princelings" who reap the benefits of the complicated Chinese political system are actually in partnership with the meritocrats who keep the system full of fresh talent and the reformers who are trying to root out corruption and foster government accountability. He provides a clear-eyed analysis of the years ahead, showing how China's rise presents opportunities as well as risks. Robust competition could make the U.S. leaner, smarter, and more pragmatic, and could drive China to greater respect for human rights. Alternatively, disputes over trade, territory, or human rights could jeopardize the global economic equilibrium--or provoke a catastrophic "hot war" that neither country wants. The U.S. and China may be divided by political culture and belief, but they are also bound together by mutual self-interest. Cool War makes the case for competitive cooperation as the only way forward that can preserve the peace and make winners out of both sides. Praise for Cool War "A timely book . . . sharp, logical and cool."--The Economist "Noah Feldman's dissection of the United States-China relationship is smart, balanced, and wise."--Robert D. Kaplan, New York Times bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography "Compelling . . . Feldman's book carries enough insight to warrant serious attention from anyone interested in what may well be the defining relationship in global affairs for decades to come."--Kirkus Reviews "A worthwhile and intriguing read."--The Washington Post "Masterfully elucidates China's non-democratic/non-communist new form of government."--Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Destined for War

Author: Graham Allison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544935330
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CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES ARE HEADING TOWARD A WAR NEITHER WANTS. The reason is Thucydides’s Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.” Over the past 500 years, these conditions have occurred sixteen times. War broke out in twelve of them. Today, as an unstoppable China approaches an immovable America and both Xi Jinping and Donald Trump promise to make their countries “great again,” the seventeenth case looks grim. Unless China is willing to scale back its ambitions or Washington can accept becoming number two in the Pacific, a trade conflict, cyberattack, or accident at sea could soon escalate into all-out war. In Destined for War, the eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison explains why Thucydides’s Trap is the best lens for understanding U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century. Through uncanny historical parallels and war scenarios, he shows how close we are to the unthinkable. Yet, stressing that war is not inevitable, Allison also reveals how clashing powers have kept the peace in the past — and what painful steps the United States and China must take to avoid disaster today.

Singapore China Relations

Author: Yongnian Zheng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814713570
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' Showcasing the substantive and multi-faceted Singapore–China relationship, this book examines the political, economic, socio-cultural, people-to-people and even military exchanges between the two countries. It also highlights flagship projects and other key private sector-led projects that have become hallmarks of bilateral cooperation. The book argues that the current level of cooperation is built on the earlier foundation laid by Lee Kuan Yew and Deng Xiaoping. In a way, the bilateral relationship is a unique one. For one, Deng Xiaoping had singled out Singapore as a model for China''s reforms and China today continues to find Singapore''s experience relevant. Singapore is also learning from China in the process. The two countries also have a number of bilateral institutional mechanisms that have become more important in reviewing existing cooperation and identifying new ways of working together. Rather than simply provide an overview of bilateral relations, the book highlights the unique or distinguishing features of the Singapore–China relationship. Contents:Introduction (ZHENG Yongnian and LYE Liang Fook)China–Singapore Relations: Looking Back and Looking Forward (John WONG and LYE Liang Fook)Lee Kuan Yew: Th e Special Relationship with China (ZHENG Yongnian and LIM Wen Xin)Resilient and Enduring Singapore–China Bilateral Economic Relations (Sarah Y TONG)Tourism Exchange between Singapore and China: Smooth Expansion and Bright Prospects (CHIANG Min-Hua)Suzhou Industrial Park: More than Just a Commercial Undertaking (LYE Liang Fook)Tianjin Eco-city: A Low-Carbon Model in Singapore–China Cooperation (CHEN Gang)Sharing Singapore''s Successful Development Experience (Singbridge)Growing Educational Exchanges Between Singapore and China (ZHAO Litao)Th e Chinese Community: Huashe and Its Contributions (LIM Tai Wei)Singapore''s Media Image in China (HUANG Yanjie and ZHAO Lingmin)Chinese Studies in Singapore (John WONG and LIM Tai Wei) Readership: Academics, undergraduate and graduates students, professionals and policy makers interested in Singapore–China Relations. Key Features:Highlights the unique or distinguishing features of relationship rather than simply provide an overview of bilateral relationsOffers a timely review of the state of relations on the occasion of Singapore''s 50th anniversary of independence and 25th anniversary of Singapore–China relationsKeywords:Lee Kuan Yew;Deng Xiaoping;Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation;Suzhou Industrial Park;Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City;Guangzhou Knowledge City;Jilin Food Zone;Economic Relations;Educational Exchange;Tourism Exchange;Chinese Studies;Singapore''s Media Image "This book highlights the distinguishing features of the Singapore-China relationship such as the strong foundation laid by the leaders of the two countries, the high-level institutional platforms that drive bilateral ties and the number of flagship projects and multi-faceted cooperation that lend substance to the relationship. It underscores Singapore''s efforts to stay relevant to China''s growth as well as China''s inclination to work with Singapore for mutual benefit. A timely, well-written and informative publication that covers key aspects of the bilateral relationship." Wang Gungwu Chairman, East Asian Institute, NUS Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS Chairman, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute '

Nuclear Terrorism

Author: Graham Allison
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805076516
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Predicts that a catastrophic nuclear attack is likely to occur within the next decade if policy makers continue present tactics, and states that such an attack is preventable, offering recommendations for addressing national vulnerabilities.

Lee Kuan Yew The Man and His Ideas

Author: Han Fook Kwang
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 981467768X
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Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 March 2015 at the age of 92. This book, which was first published in 1998, tells the story of his life from when the Japanese occupied Singapore in 1941 until 1998 when he was Senior Minister. Based on 13 exclusive interviews held over 30 hours, this book chronicles the events, people and political fortunes that were to shape Lee’s view of the world, as well as the path he set for the transformation of Singapore. It delves into the choices he made, the political turnings he took, the insights gained and lessons learnt, some of which were expounded to the authors for the first time, with wit, wisdom, candour and vivid recollection. Written by three leading journalists from The Straits Times