Singapore Wants Nothing to Do With a New Cold War

The mighty city-state will not choose China. Nor will it blindly follow the U.S. into a policy that hurts its interests.

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Singapore is something less than thrilled with the mounting U.S.-China rivalry. This much has been made clear by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a series of strikingly trenchant op-eds and speeches over the past year chastising both for threatening the rules-based order that powered East Asia’s rise. In them, Lee has been saying, in […]

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Phillip Orchard is an analyst at Geopolitical Futures. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Orchard spent nearly six years at Stratfor, working as an editor and writing about East Asian geopolitics. He’s spent more than six years abroad, primarily in Southeast Asia and Latin America, where he’s had formative, immersive experiences with the problems arising from mass political upheaval, civil conflict and human migration. Mr. Orchard holds a master’s degree in Security, Law and Diplomacy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, where he focused on energy and national security, Chinese foreign policy, intelligence analysis, and institutional pathologies. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He speaks Spanish and some Thai and Lao.