While Singapore’s foreign policy is a function of its unique past and location, some of the characteristics which contribute to the evolution of its relations with the wider world exist in varying degrees in all countries. Through the assignments, students will learn to analyze public speeches of politicians and diplomats. Since many of Singapore’s long-serving key diplomats have penned memoirs/books and been the object of academic studies, the analysis of their experiences and worldview will form part of the focus of this module; diplomats such as Tommy Koh, Chan Heng Chee, Kishore Mahbubani and Bilahari Kausikan representing Singapore since the 1970s have not only articulated but also helped forge its foreign policy. Students will learn to read previously classified documents and to interpret academic articles as well as public opinion pieces written by contemporary experts in the media. This module will also require students to reflect whether the emergence of China and India as powers in the Indo-Pacific region does represent an important inflection point for Singapore’s diplomacy. Students who have been exposed to different perspectives on foreign policy in this module, i.e. official speeches, foreign primary source documents and policy actions, will acquire the intellectual tools to think independently and insightfully about other international developments. Students’ ability to de-construct official speeches/texts and policies, whether foreign or domestic, will be invaluable life-skills beyond this module and their education in NUS. Such skills will enhance their media literacy and develop their discernment towards fake news and internet falsehoods.