Monday, July 03, 2017

Qatar: Big lessons from a small country

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The writer uses the recent example of Qatar to make the point that Singapore should not be too kaypoh and try too much to punch above its weight.....but he does make an exception in the case of LKY....Note the reasons he gave....

For qns related to the behaviour of small states and how they can survive....

USeful uote:
"Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."

What do you think about the above quote, give Singapore's position that we do not want a situation in the Asia Pacific region where 'might is right' and the 'rule of law' must prevail instead?

Qns:
1. How far should countries address problems they did not contribute to. (SRJC Mid Yr 2017)
2. 'Small countries should not have a say in international affairs.' Comment. (SRJC Mid Yr 2017)
3. Consider the view that small countries cannot exert any real influence in world affairs.
(NJC Prelim 2016)