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The International Institute for Strategic Studies - SingaporeOver the last decade, the Asia-Pacific region has faced substantial and diverse security challenges and as a result has become an increasingly important focus for the IISS.
As US Vice President Joe Biden told journalists when he visited Singapore in late July, his country and the city-state not only enjoy mutually beneficial economic ties, but also important, wide-ranging defence and security cooperation. Indeed, over the last 18 months it has become clear that this bilateral relationship is a lynchpin of the US 'rebalance' to the Asia-Pacific.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel were among the speakers at the 12th IISS Asia Security Summit took place from 31 May-02 June 2013 in Singapore.
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Former Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva, will deliver the next IISS-Fullerton Lecture on Monday 14 October 2013 at the Fullerton Hotel at 6pm.
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