Monthly Archives: August 2013

Will Singapore’s collective spirit prevail?

Outstanding article by Prof Barry Desker, Dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at NTU. WHEN August comes around each year and the national flag adorns Housing Board apartments and major buildings, one’s thoughts turn to Aug 9, … Continue reading

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So, what is a Singaporean?

Professor Kishore Mahbubani tackles the issue of Singaporean national identity. Prof Mahbubani is one of Singapore’s, and indeed one of the world’s, top minds. He was named one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011” by Foreign Policy magazine. … Continue reading

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America’s unparalleled soft power

On my recent visit to New York City, I was captivated by this gigantic video screen outside the M & M’s World in Times Square. I stood gawking at it for 15 minutes as the green, then the blue, then … Continue reading

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