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The Little Red Dot

Author : Tommy Thong Bee Koh
ISBN : 9789812564146
Genre : Political Science
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2005 was the 40th anniversary of Singapore's independence. This collection of essays by Singapore's past and present diplomats tells the remarkable story of how this small and vulnerable country has become a stable, prosperous and respected member of the international community. The essays include those from the late President Wee Kim Wee and President S R Nathan as well as seminal contributions from the four former Foreign Ministers -- Mr S Rajaratnam, Mr S Dhanabalan, Mr Wong Kan Seng and Professor S Jayakumar. The current Foreign Minister, Mr George Yeo, has written the foreword. The absorbing stories about people, places and international politics make this book a highly enjoyable read for all who are interested in Singapore, its history, and foreign policy.In the stories contained in this book you will find and discover: which other Q (quotient), besides IQ (intellectual quotient) and EQ (emotional quotient), a successful diplomat needshow our diplomats helped to look after and evacuate Singaporeans in dangerous situationshow our diplomats have been able to overcome the size of our country and punch above our weightwhy the burial of a buffalo head, with our diplomats acting as gravediggers, was of paramount significance to our embassy in Indonesiaabout the 24/7 schedules that our foreign service desk officers keep, sleeping with handphones in their pyjamasthe advantage of being a lady Ambassador in a man's worldthe power of ideas and friends in diplomacy

Little Red Dot The Reflections By Singapore S Diplomats

Author : Koh Tommy
ISBN : 9789814468077
Genre : Political Science
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This is the sequel to the bestselling book, The Little Red Dot, published in 2005. While the first volume consisted of a collection of essays by Singapore's first- and second-generation diplomats, this second volume contains essays written by the third generation of young ambassadors. The Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Raymond Lim, has contributed the Foreword. Written in an entertaining and accessible manner, this book is a highly enjoyable read for all who are interested in Singapore current affairs and in the art and science of diplomacy. It contains many inspiring stories which have not been told before.

The Little Red Dot

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Economic Diplomacy

Author : Chin L. Lim
ISBN : 9789814324632
Genre : Political Science
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Singapore, a small country with limited resources, has nevertheless played a significant role in regional and global trade negotiations. Its negotiators possess a wealth of knowledge and experiences and yet few have told their story. This book is a collection of sixteen essays by authors who have been closely involved in trade negotiations including GATT/WTO and bilateral free trade agreements. They share their experiences in such negotiations, how they promoted national interests and advanced the global trade agenda. It will appeal to readers who are interested in how international economic diplomacy is conducted, and Singapore's role and perspective as an open trading nation.

Singapore Asean And The Cambodian Conflict 1978 1991

Author : Ang Cheng Guan
ISBN : 9789971697044
Genre : Political Science
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This important study of the shifting diplomatic efforts around the response to and resolution of the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia is based on the records of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, a key player in the complex diplomacy in the region at the end of the Cold War. The study provides a detailed account of the policies and decision-making of Singapore, as well as the diplomatic maneuverings of the other major parties and powers involved in the Cambodia conflict. It details one member country's input into the process of defining and developing a collective ASEAN position, a process which was formative for future diplomatic efforts by the regional grouping. Ang makes use of a variety of sources contemporary to the period under study, as well as records which have become available post-1991. The use of detailed records from one of the Southeast Asian players is a first for the study of the region's diplomacy. The book describes Singapore's role and illustrate how Singapore's management of the Cambodian issue was shaped by the fundamentals of Singapore's foreign policy. The account also reveals the dynamics of intra-ASEAN relations, as well as ASEAN's foreign relations in the context of the Cambodia problem.

The Little Red Dot

Author : Tommy Thong Bee Koh
ISBN : 9814612804
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Australia. 1. Memories of Singapore / Ted Delofski -- Bangladesh. 2. My experience as High Commissioner in Singapore / Kamrul Ahsan -- Belgium. 3. How do I see Singapore fifteen years after serving as ambassador of Belgium / Patrick Van Haute -- Brunei. 4. The Singapore experience / Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yunos bin Haji Mohd Hussein -- Cambodia. 5. Singapore-Cambodia : a growing partnership / Roland Eng -- Canada. 6. The resilience of a nation / Doreen Steidle -- Chile. 7. Memories of Singapore / Juan Martabit -- China. 8. Lasting impressions of Singapore / Yang Wenchang -- 9. A country always on the move / Chen Baoliu -- Costa Rica. 10. Singapore, how to fly high and straight / Juan F. Cordero A. -- Denmark. 11. Singapore, a posting that became a home / Joergen Oerstroem Moeller -- Egypt. 12. The miracle known as Singapore / Mohamed Abdel Rehim El-Zorkany -- European Union. 13. Geography and destiny / Holger Standertskjold -- Finland. 14. Singapore on my mind... / Satu Mattila -- France. 15. Some of my best years as ambassador / Bernard de Montferrand -- Germany. 16. My impressions of Singapore / Volker Schlegel -- 17. The Singapore experience - love at second sight / Folkmar Stoecker -- 18. Singapore and globalisation: benchmarks set / Jorg Ranau -- India. 19. My days in Singapore - looking east and loving it / Prabhat Prakash Shukla -- 20. Singapore / T. C. A. Raghavan -- Indonesia. 21. My assignment in Singapore / Soedibyo Rahardjo -- Israel. 22. My life in Singapore - reminiscences / Amira Arnon -- Japan. 23. Building foundations for Japan and Singapore relations / Hiroshi Hashimoto. 24. My experience as ambassador of Japan to Singapore / Takaaki Kojima. 25. Singapore, what kind of a little red dot? / Yoichi Suzuki -- Kazakhstan. 26. In celebration of a Kazakhstan-Singapore partnership / Nurlan Yermekbayev -- Kuwait. 27. Thoughts, reflections, and experiences of the little red dot / Abdulaziz Ahmed Aladwani -- Laos. 28. My career in the Lao Foreign Affairs Ministry / Thouane Vorasarn -- Malaysia. 29. Sustaining Malaysia-Singapore relations - people of goodwill on both sides / Dato' N. Parameswaran -- Mexico. 30. The best for Singapore is yet to be / Eduardo Ramos-Gomez -- Myanmar. 31. Brand name Singapore / U Hla Thann -- New Zealand. 32. Recollections of a Singapore posting / Timothy Hannah -- Pakistan. 33. Manicured and choreographed: the story of effervescent Singapore / Sajjad Ashraf -- The Philippines. 34. My easiest diplomatic posting / Alberto A. Encomienda -- 35. Reflections / Minda Calaguian-Cruz -- Poland. 36. Singapore matters, indeed! / Boguslaw Marcin Majewski. 37. Chopin, football and diplomacy / Waldemar Dubaniowski -- Russia. 38. What does Singapore mean to me?: Memories of a former student of the Nanyang University who then became a Russian Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore / Mikhail M. Bely -- Saudia Arabia. 39. From Riyadh to Singapore / Mohamad Amin Kurdi -- South Africa. 40. Singapore - From "red dot" to "shining star" / Stefanus Johannes Schoeman -- South Korea. 41. Singapore as a little giant / Park Sang-seek. 42. My reflections on Singapore / Ryu Kwang-sok -- Sri Lanka. 43. Reflections on Singapore: three years and five months on the little red dot / Shehan Ratnavale -- Sweden. 44. The increasingly important role of diplomats in trade and investment promotion - Swedish experiences in Singapore / Par Ahlberger -- Switzerland. 45. The rewarding years in Singapore / Kurt Otto Wyss -- 46. Singapore and Switzerland - From inspiration to inspiration / Raymond Loretan -- 47. Singapore - In search of the body and the soul / Daniel Woker -- 48. Deep mutual respect: Policies and personalities make a difference / Jorg Alois Reding -- Thailand. 49. Singapore: An enriching experience professionally and personally / Somkiati Ariyapruchya -- Timor-Leste. 50. Fostering everlasting friendship and relations between Timor-Leste and Singapore / Roberto Soares -- Turkey. 51. Turkey and Singapore - A long and good relationship / Ahmet Bulent Meric -- Ukraine. 52. Singapore - A special place in my heart / Olexander Horin -- United Kingdom. 53. Two Singapores, twenty-five years apart / Michael Pike -- 54. Singapore at the turn of the century: A personal view / Alan Hunt -- 55. Raffles' legacy - Where East meets West / Paul Madden -- United States of America. 56. A remarkable red dot: An American view / J. Stapleton Roy -- 57. Building U.S.-Singapore ties through trade and investment / Steven Jay Green -- 58. Singapore diplomacy - A view from the other side / Frank Lavin -- 59. A multi-faceted career / Patricia Herbold -- Vietnam. 60. Singapore Island State - Asia's "European" metropolis / Nguyen Duc Hung -- 61. Building a new Singapore-Vietnam partnership / Duong Van Quang

The Contemporary Embassy

Author : Kishan S. Rana
ISBN : 9781137340832
Genre : Political Science
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This innovative study considers why embassies today are especially relevant to the international system, examining the new representation options and global diplomacy techniques in an information age. Rana uniquely presents perspectives from developing states and analyses how embassies can improve their modes of function.

The Tommy Koh Reader

Author : Tommy T. B. Koh
ISBN : 9814571075
Genre : Law
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Professor Tommy Koh is Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rector of Tembusu College, Special Adviser of the Institute of Policy Studies, and Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. In his distinguished career, Prof Koh has served as Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as Ambassador to the United States of America, as President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee and the Main Committee of the UN Conference on Environment and Development. He was the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. He chaired two dispute panels for the WTO. He was also Singapore's Chief Negotiator for the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He was also the chairman of the group which drafted the Asean Charter. He chairs three committees for the National University of Singapore relating to law, Asia research and environmental management. An active patron of the arts, Prof Koh has served as Chairman of the National Heritage Board, National Arts Council and many other cultural groups. In recognition of his meritorious public service and achievements, he was conferred many honours, both locally and internationally. He has been named as 'Champion of the Earth' in 2006 by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Prof Koh has been selected to receive Harvard's 2014 Great Negotiator Award sponsored by the Program on Negotiation based at Harvard Law School (an interuniversity consortium of Harvard, MIT, and Tufts) as well as Harvard's Program on the Future of Diplomacy. This collection of Prof Koh's favourite essays and lectures gives the reader an insight into his illustrious academic and diplomatic career. The volume also includes his articles on diplomacy and international law, art, culture, heritage, nature and environmental issues.

Singapore In The Malay World

Author : Lecturer Department of Economic History Lily Zubaidah Rahim
ISBN : 9781134013975
Genre : Political Science
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Relations between Singapore and her immediate Malay neighbours have been perennially fraught with tension and misunderstanding. In making sense of this complex relationship, Lily Rahim explores the salience of historical animosities and competitive economic pressures, and Singapore’s janus-faced security and foreign economic policy orientation and ‘regional outsider’ complex. Focusing on Singapore’s relations with Malaysia, the book also examines the Indonesian dimension in bilateral relations. It highlights the paradoxical similarities in the nation-building approaches of Singapore and Malaysia. The author reflects critically on sensitive issues such as the rhetoric and reality of meritocracy and multiracialism in Singapore, and analyses the city-state’s weak regional soft power credentials and reputation as a political laggard despite its economic achievements. Incorporating perspectives and frameworks from the disciplines of comparative politics, area studies, international relations, political economy and history, this multidisciplinary study offers groundbreaking insights into the way in which the neighboring states of Singapore and Malaysia see themselves, each other, the region and beyond. This book will be of particular interest to keen observers of Southeast Asian politics.

Singapore S Success

Author : Henri C. Ghesquière
ISBN : UCSD:31822035684315
Genre : Singapore
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This monograph seeks the key to good economic policy by explaining Singaporea s remarkably rapid development-the worlda s fastest-growing economy between 1960 and 2000-and asks whether the city-statea s success can be translated to other countries. Engineering prosperity is at the heart of Singapore. The book demonstrates how exceptional cohesion amongst economic outcomes, policies, institutions, values, and leadership over a long period account for the impressive results obtained. The author is careful not to present Singapore as a model to be copied uncritically in its specifics but as a case history that illustrates general principles which other countries might wish to apply to their particular circumstances. Well-researched yet highly readable, Singaporea s Success: Engineering Economic Growth will appeal to Singaporeans and a wide international audience, including policy-makers and advisors, students of development economics, and anyone interested in the quest for sustained economic growth.

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