• IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Xi makes economic inroads in Middle East

    22 January 2016.  As China seeks to gain greater economic leverage in the Middle East it may find itself drawn into the region's security problems, despite Beijing's long-held policy of non-alignment, says Alexander Neill.

  • Survival

    Coming to Terms with Chinese Power

    19 January 2016.  Western policymakers must understand that there can never be a trouble-free relationship with China. Sooner or later, they will have to take a firm stand on issues of genuine concern.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Why China and the US will be watching Taiwan’s election closely

    15 January 2016.  With the pro-independence DPP leading in the polls, cross-strait relations could move into uncharted territory after this weekend’s vote

  • Expert Commentary

    Tim Huxley: Standing up to China is essential, even if costly

    21 December 2015.  Expecting the United States to stand alone against China’s claims to artificial islands in the South China Sea is unrealistic. Regional allies such as Australia must do more than simply condemn Beijing’s activities

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Defeating the ‘blood-soaked caliphate’

    11 December 2015.  In his recent Fullerton Lecture, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott called for greater Western resolve to tackle the threat presented by Islamic State. In a wide-ranging speech, he also discussed the ramifications of China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific region

  • Expert Commentary

    The Interpreter: The US-Singapore enhanced defence agreement

    10 December 2015.  A third upgrade for bilateral collaboration

  • Events

    Rational and irrational actors in a troubled world

    09 December 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    The Hon Tony Abbott MP,
    Former Prime Minister of Australia
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 9 December 2015

  • Expert Commentary

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: India’s new naval doctrine takes shape

    03 December 2015.  By Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia and Arushi Kumar, Research Assistant for South Asia India has celebrated Navy Day on December 4 since the 1971 war with Pakistan, when three Indian missile boats sank three Pakistani ships off Karachi that day with six missiles. This marked the start of India’s first naval offensive against Pakistan and was only the second time anti-ship missiles had been used in combat. But...

  • IISS Voices

    Giri Rajendran: IMF puts China’s yuan RMB into its currency basket

    02 December 2015.  By Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defence and Economics The Chinese yuan renminbi (RMB) reached another milestone on its long march towards global reserve-currency status when the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) voted on 30 November to incorporate the RMB into its basket of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from 1 October 2016 onwards. SDRs are reserve assets used by the IMF and central banks worldwide to manage international...

  • Strategic Comments

    India’s new maritime strategy

    01 December 2015. 

    In a departure from the attitudes of past governments, the Modi administration perceives the Indian Ocean as a foreign-policy priority. With the region now the focus of a new outreach initiative, Modi hopes that his country can act as a stabilising force there.

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