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Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

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When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee's voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format.

Lee offers his assessment of China's future, asserting, among other things, that "China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S." He affirms the United States' position as the world's sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India's future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader — including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.

About the Author

Graham Allison is Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Robert D. Blackwill is Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ali Wyne is an associate of the Belfer Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262019125
Subtitle:
The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World
Author:
Lee, Kuan Yew
Author:
Affairs, Belfer Center for Science and International
Author:
Wyne, Ali
Author:
Blackwill, Robert D.
Author:
K
Author:
Allison, Graham
Author:
issinger, Henry A.
Author:
Kissinger, Henry A.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Series:
Belfer Center Studies in International Security Lee Kuan Yew
Publication Date:
20130201
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.375 x 0.625 in

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Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Asia » General
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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