IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 Simultaneous Special Sessions

  • Nuclear Dangers in the Asia-Pacific

    As Delivered Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas Ladies and gentlemen, let us begin this Special Session on Nuclear Dangers in the Asia‑Pacific. My name is Mark Fitzpatrick. I am the Director of the Non‑Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme at the IISS; I am also the Executive Director of the Washington office of the IISS. I am delighted that this panel is comprised of four experts who represent countries directly involved in what is...
  • New Patterns of Security Cooperation

    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia Good afternoon, everyone. I would like to welcome you all to the second simultaneous session of this Shangri‑La Dialogue. The theme for this Special Session is New Patterns of Security Cooperation and I am delighted to introduce our distinguished panel comprising Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Chief of Defence Force, Australia; U Thaung Tun, National Security Advisor, from Myanmar; Lieutenant‑General He Lei, Vice President, Academy of Military Sciences, China’s People’s Liberation...
  • Defence Implications of Emerging Technologies

    As Delivered Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence & Military Analysis, IISS A very good afternoon and a very warm welcome. Lethal weapons continue to proliferate in more hands, in more places. An important dimension of the conversation around technology is around emerging technologies, and in particular the question whether emerging technologies have the potential to be game-changers – game-changers in changing the balance of power, game-changers in terms of military doctrine...
  • Practical Measures to Avoid Conflict at Sea

    As Delivered Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Special Session 4: Practical Measures to Avoid Conflict at Sea. We have a distinguished panel here of representatives from Vietnam, Japan, the United States and China. My name is Nick Childs; I am the Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A couple...
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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2018

The 17th Asia Security Summit will be held in Singapore on 1–3 June 2018.