Stephen Dziedzic has covered federal politics, the Pacific, and Australian foreign policy for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He’s currently on leave from the national broadcaster and is living in Singapore, where he writes on geopolitics in the Asia Pacific.
The city state leads in the fight against the virus, but in the longer term, an ageing population is another challenge.
The gift of geography has made Singapore wealthy, yet also puts the city-state at a choke point in regional competition.
The affluent city-state gained independence over a half-century ago, but a deeper past is still present.