This paper by Singapore's Ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan was the inaugural Shedden Lecture in Strategy and Defence. It artfully describes the tension regional countries face and advocates a posture of flexibility and independence. It argues we should not try to shoehorn current complexity into a binary repeat of the Cold War and to be forced to choose between the great powers will be to have failed strategically.
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