Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

The death of the founding father of Singapore, and its prime minister for its first three decades, is an occasion for reflection. Not only did Lee Kuan Yew raise a poor, notoriously corrupt port from the bottom rungs of the third world to a modern first world nation in a single generation. He was also one of two certifiable grand masters of international strategy in the last half century (Henry Kissinger being the other), and a wise counselor to the world.

Here, Belfer Center experts reflect on the legacy of the “Grand Master,” Lee Kuan Yew:


The Lee Kuan Yew Conundrum
The Atlantic | March 30, 2015
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School


Lee Kuan Yew: Lessons for leaders from Asia’s ‘Grand Master’
CNN.com | March 28, 2015
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School


“3 Lessons from Lee Kuan Yew”
The National Interest | March 27, 2015
By Jeremy Schwarz, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program


“The Sayings of Lee Kuan Yew, the Sage of Singapore”
Los Angeles Times | March 25, 2015
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School


“Africa Can Still Learn Important Lessons from Lee Kuan Yew’s Work in Singapore”
The Daily Nation | March 24, 2015
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa


What Would Lee Kuan Yew Do?
The New York Times | March 23, 2015
By Ali Wyne, Former Research Assistant, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Lee Kuan Yew: Graham Allison Reflects on the Man and His Impact
March 23, 2015
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School


The World Will Miss Lee Kuan Yew
The Washington Post | March 23, 2015
By Henry A. Kissinger, Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977.