Mr Wong Kan Seng
Former Deputy Prime Minister, and Former Coordinating Minister for National Security
Mr Bilahari Kausikan
Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
Professor Chan Heng Chee
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Mr Peter Ho
Senior Advisor, Centre for Strategic Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore
Ms Tan Lian Choo
Book Editor and Consultant, Private Practice
Retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan gives his perspectives on regional and global developments that pertain to Singapore’s foreign policy.
A first collection of essays and public speeches, covering the period from Singapore’s independence in 1965 to 2017, was published under the title “Singapore Is Not An Island”. This second collection of articles and speeches builds on this and covers events up to 2023.
Sharing his strategic insights through various essays, talks and papers, Bilahari shows why and how Singapore and ASEAN should navigate the new strategic environment. Global and regional issues are examined through the realistic lens of Singapore’s foreign policy interests.
Bilahari Kausikan is currently Chairman of the Middle East Institute, an autonomous institute of the National University of Singapore. He has spent his entire career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his 37 years in the Ministry, he served in a variety of appointments at home and abroad, including as Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York and as the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry. Raffles Institution, the University of Singapore and Columbia University in New York all attempted to educate him.