• Shangri-La Voices

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: Day 3 Highlights

    05 June 2017.  The final day of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue saw panellists offer varied approaches as to how to address the region’s most challenging security questions, with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, religious extremism and the South China Sea disputes dominating the debate.

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    Security aspirations for Asia

    05 June 2017.  Aspiration alone is not enough for Southeast Asian states to defend the regional rules-based order, which is under threat. As SEAYLP delegate Angelica Mangahas discovered, breaking big challenges down into smaller bites is a good place to start.

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    SEAYLP: sowing the seeds for ASEAN’s evolution

    05 June 2017.  ASEAN needs to stand united and formulate a coordinated response to counter an emboldened China and the spread of Islamic State ideology, argues SEAYLP delegate Nurul Izzah Anwar.

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    Whose rules-based order? A Reflection from SEAYLP

    05 June 2017.  Reflecting on discussions with fellow SEAYLP delegates, Nobuhiko Tamaki disputes the Western origins of the rules-based order in Southeast Asia and examines efforts by regional governments to engage China.

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    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: Day 2 Highlights

    04 June 2017.  Day 2 of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue began with a hotly anticipated address by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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    Malcolm Turnbull discusses the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

    03 June 2017.  The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 'is a remarkable conference', says Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull. By hosting frank discussions the dialogue builds trust and confidence between nations. 

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    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: Day 1 Highlights

    03 June 2017.  Opening the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue with his first major speech on defence and security, Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull called for a rules-based regional order in which nations could pursue their interests without fear of coercion.

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    NATO General Denis Mercier on challenges common to both the Atlantic and the Pacific

    03 June 2017.  On the sidelines of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 NATO General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, talked to us about the common challenges faced by NATO and the Asia Pacific region.

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    Seeking American reassurance

    02 June 2017.  Rather than hoping for grandiose statements from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the region will actually be hoping for a repetition of the pledges to uphold regional security made by his predecessors at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue over the past 15 years, explains Dr William Choong.

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    What to do about North Korea?

    02 June 2017.  Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, IISS-Americas, suggests that shared concerns about North Korea are likely to encourage national delegations to seek greater levels of cooperation here at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.

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