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Why Singaporeans need to understand country’s foreign policy ― S. Jayakumar

Why Singaporeans need to understand country’s foreign policy ― S. Jayakumar

June 24, 2017

JUNE 24 ― In today’s fast-changing world, it is crucial for Singaporeans to take an interest in and understand the fundamentals of the country’s foreign policy, so that they do not become easily influenced by external forces, said former Senior Minister S. Jayakumar. He noted that while people are often vocal about foreign policy, they may not be well-informed and may unwittingly be used by other countries trying to sway Singaporeans to their side. Professor Jayakumar made these... Read more

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