• Strategic Comments

    US–China dialogue and the tenuous bilateral relationship

    28 June 2017. 

    Despite recent diplomatic efforts by Washington and Beijing to keep the bilateral relationship on an even keel, China has continued to behave assertively in the Asia-Pacific and Chinese President Xi Jinping has effectively promulgated his own vision for a regional and global order. In the absence of a robust or coherent US policy for the region, China appears to have gained the upper hand in terms of the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Shifting sands in the South China Sea

    04 June 2017.  The South China Sea dispute shows no sign of ending, despite a tribunal decision on the issue last July. See how China, the US and the Philippines have addressed the problem in recent months. 

  • Shangri-La Voices

    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. 

  • Shangri-La Voices

    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.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Five: India’s Evolving Strategic Response to China

    02 June 2017. 

    Why India Worries About China; India’s Evolving Nuclear Posture; India’s Naval Development; Relations with the United States; Relations with Japan; Relations with Australia; Acting East: Indian Policy in Southeast Asia; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Four: American and Asia-Pacific Responses to China’s South China Sea Actions

    02 June 2017. 

    Asean’s Struggle to Formulate Responses; The Hague Arbitral Tribunal Award; Freedom of Navigation Operations – Surface and Air; Regional Attitudes Towards Freedom of Navigation; Growing Security Bonds Among Regional States; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Three: China’s Strategic Objectives at Sea

    02 June 2017. 

    Hierarchy of National-Security and Maritime Priorities; Authoritative Sources Outline Maritime Strategy; High–Low Execution with Three Sea Forces; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Two: China’s Domestic Challenges and their Security Implications

    02 June 2017. 

    Perpetuation of Xi’s Regime; Xi’s Conduct of Foreign Policy; Controlling Chinese Nationalism and the People’s Liberation Army; Image Building, Succession and Xi’s Application of Power; Conclusion

  • Shangri-La Voices

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: Dr Tim Huxley looks at the key highlights

    02 June 2017.  Dr Tim Huxley, Director, IISS-Asia, looks ahead to the key highlights of the 16th Asia Security Summit, expressing his hope that US Defense Secretary James Mattis will offer clarity on his country's policies towards the region.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    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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