1st Edition

Reassessing Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought

By Ang Cheng Guan Copyright 2023

    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 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 memorialisation of him, assessing how views of his legacy have changed and continue to change.


    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


    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.