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Reassessing Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought

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ISBN 9781032403526
March 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Building on the author’s 2012 book, Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought, this new book presents a comprehensive overview of Lee Kuan Yew’s strategic thought over the course of his entire life. It charts the development of Singapore over the last seven decades, showing how Lee Kuan Yew steered Singapore to prosperity and success through changing times and how he had an enormous impact on the development of Singapore and of Southeast Asia more generally. It analyses the factors underlying Lee Kuan Yew’s thinking, discusses his own writings and speeches, and shows how his thinking on foreign policy, security and international relations evolved. It also appraises writing about Lee Kuan Yew and the memorialisation of him, assessing how views of his legacy have changed and continue to change.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Lee Kuan Yew and the Writing of Singapore history

Chapter 2: Lee Kuan Yew and the Study of his Strategic Thought


The Cold War Years

Chapter 3: From the 1950s to the mid-70s

Chapter 4: 1975-1979

Chapter 5: The 80s Decade


The Post-Cold War Years

Chapter 6: The 90s Decade

Chapter 7: The New Millennium

An Assessment

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Ang Cheng Guan is Professor of the International History of Southeast Asia and Associate Dean of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore