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China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast AsiaU.S.-China Relations, Volume II$
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David B.H. Denoon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479866304

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479866304.001.0001

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Economic and Strategic Trends in Southeast Asia

Economic and Strategic Trends in Southeast Asia

The View from Singapore

Chapter:
(p.136) 5 Economic and Strategic Trends in Southeast Asia
Source:
China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia
Author(s):

Heng Yee-Kuang

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479866304.003.0005

The tiny Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore has a reputation for adroit and nimble diplomacy, built upon an ingrained desire to overcome its vulnerability by maintaining its strategic relevance and economic prosperity in an international system that is seen as essentially anarchic. As its neighborhood experiences major shifts in the strategic and economic domains, Singapore finds itself once again having to strike a balance between getting out of harm’s way and capitalizing on opportunities.

Keywords:   small states, vulnerability, balance of power, South China Sea, ASEAN centrality, ASEAN connectivity

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