Sharon Siddique: Continuing the Postcolonial Debate

Samuel Chong’s thoughtful commentary on postcolonialism begins with a great title: “Never Can Say Goodbye: Colonialism’s Enduring Grip”. How true. I agree with much of what he says, and will focus a few thoughts on what I don’t agree with, or which I feel can be elaborated. The overhang...

Never Can Say Goodbye: Colonialism’s Enduring Grip

When we see the term “post-colonial”, we take it to mean where colonialism is of the past and no longer affects anything. However, the world as we know it took shape because of what European colonialism created. It continues to create developmental disparities and shapes our cultural perceptions. We...

Bilahari Kausikan: Why Small Countries Should Not Behave Like A Small Country

The following is an edited transcript of a talk by Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore. It was delivered on 11 October 2017 at our monthly Singapore Platform for East-West Dialogue. THE RELEVANCE OF SINGAPORE ON THE WORLD STAGE I’m going to take some...