Conflicts among nations exist as countries strive to safeguard their national interests. When deterrent and diplomatic measures fail to resolve conflicts, war can result. World organisations like the United Nations and also regional organisations like ASEAN and EU play crucial roles in resolving conflict among nations. Countries may also face international threats such transnational terrorism, which remains a real threat in modern-day societies.
Students will understand that ...
- conflicts are caused by the inter-play of factors
- power needs to reside in the hands of the right leaders"
- conflicts arise among countries when they try to safeguard their national interests
- the significance of new wave and phenomenon of international terrorism in recent times and their multi-faceted impacts on nations
- Why do people/countries want to expand their influence?
- Is ‘expanding influence’ a grab for power and control?
- Do conflicts have a definitive end?
- Is there a pattern in the origins of conflict?
- What are the causes of international conflicts?
- What are the causes of transnational terrorism?
- What are the consequences of international conflicts and transnational terrorism?
- Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.
- We must ourselves defend Singapore.