Navigating between a rock and a hard embrace (Page 32)

Thursday, 22 June 2017


This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Ja Ian Chong from the Department of Political Science at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences where he noted that a key feature of Singapore’s foreign and security policy is its insistence to not “choose sides” between the US and China. He highlighted that political dynamics in Asia may ultimately compel Singapore to re-examine its long-held position on external affairs. Assoc Prof Chong opined that going forward, Singapore may have to be less complacent and more active in taking steps to handle the changing nature of Sino-US relations and its consequences for Asia as disentanglement becomes more difficult.

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