When Singapore became independent in August 1965, it was an accidental nation, unplanned in its creation and unexpected in its survival, said former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan. The …Continue Reading
The Doklam stand-off ended almost as quickly and as mysteriously as it began. Analysts and commentators are still scratching their heads over the episode. This short essay looks at the …Continue Reading
The new Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism is a game changer for water governance in the region, say Leong Ching and Louis Lebel from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Here, they discuss crucial components of an alternative architecture to regulate large-scale infrastructure projects.Continue Reading
Received wisdom in international finance is the “Impossible Trilemma”, which essentially states that a country cannot choose to maintain an open capital account, pegged exchange rate and interest rate policy …Continue Reading
Singapore’s sustainable water policy offers a useful model for sustainable development.Continue Reading
Not long ago, over dinner in Singapore, we attempted to define what qualities make a great leader.
For Klaus, the five key elements were heart, brain, muscle, nerve, and soul.…