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Japan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura, and General (Retd) David Petraeus, examined the challenges facing East Asia and the Middle East respectively, and how policymakers should reach out to each other to find answers to enduring questions, from extremism to nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation.
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Germany's Ursula von der Leyen, France's Jean-Yves Le Drian and Singapore's Ng Eng Hen delivered thoughtful analyses of how to disrupt extremist ideology and formulate coordinated responses to evolving terrorist threats.
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In this wide-ranging discussion, Ayad Allawi, Sameh Shoukry and Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa shared their understanding of how regional powers can shape Middle East stability, and suggested that for regional cooperation initiatives to be successful, greater trust between Arab nations and Iran is needed.
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In the first plenary session, US Secretary of Defense Dr Ashton Carter urged Middle East nations to 'get in the game' and join efforts aimed at ensuring regional stability.
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The British Foreign Secretary, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, emphasised the UK's renewed commitment to the Gulf in his opening Keynote. 'Britain is back, east of Suez', he said.
In the latest Survival, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter writes on the US–Russia relationship. The United States does not seek a new cold war with Russia, he says, but America will defend its allies and the principled international order.
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All IISS Adelphi books are on offer at three for the price of two. Here we recommend the Asia nuclear collection, which analyses the nuclear landscape in China, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
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