• Events

    Sino-Burmese Ties under Fire: Red Herring or a Sign of Myanmar Rebalancing?

    21 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Hervé Lemahieu
    Research Associate for Political Economy and Security, IISS

    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 21 April 2015, 1-2pm

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: China’s reclamation in the South China Sea - purely defence?

    20 April 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security United States and Filipino armed forces launched the month-long exercise Balikatan 2015 today, amidst increasing tension over China’s programme of reclamation in the South China Sea’s contested Spratly Islands. This year the US has doubled the size of its contingent joining the exercises, with a total of 11,500 troops participating from the US and Philippines. Although Philippines defence officials have emphasised...

  • Events

    China: An Assessment of Xi Jinping’s Reforms after Two Years

    10 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Charles Parton,
    European External Action Service, Beijing Delegation
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 10 April 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Survival

    China and the World

    25 March 2015. 

    To reclaim a pre-eminent position in Asia, China must seek adjustments to the current global architecture.

  • Events

    Asian Engagement in Africa: Chinese and Japanese Experiences in South Sudan

    16 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Mitsuaki Furukawa, Chief Representative, South Sudan Office, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Akok Madut, PhD candidate, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Jeremy Taylor, PhD candidate and Commonwealth Scholar, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 16  March 2015

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: Asian naval exports to Africa on the rise

    13 March 2015.  By Tom Waldwyn, Assistant Research Analyst for Maritime Forces and Defence Industry On 12 March 2015 India successfully completed its first warship sale as Mauritius commissioned MCGS Barracuda into coastguard service at a ceremony attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 74m-long, ship, with a full-load displacement of 1,350 tonnes, was ordered in 2012 for US$58.5 million and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata, West Bengal.  Whilst India...

  • Adelphi Books

    Power Shifts and New Blocs in the Global Trading System

    10 March 2015.  As economic powers from the developing world, particularly China, have emerged in the past few decades, their weight has altered the balance in the global trading system. In this volume, leading commentators – including two former heads of the WTO – examine the possible consequences of this shifting trade landscape.

  • Cartagena Dialogue

    Asian Perspectives on the Pacific Alliance: Q&A

    08 March 2015. 

    IISS Cartagena Dialogue: Second Plenary Session

  • Military Balance Blog

    James Hackett: Deepening defence ties across the Pacific

    08 March 2015.  By James Hackett, Editor, The Military Balance and Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis  Debate at the inaugural IISS Cartagena Dialogue has seen much focus on the growing commercial and political ties between the states on either side of the Pacific. Cooperation is increasing, and this mounting trans-Pacific relationship can also be seen in the defence realm. Though these associations are slight compared with the intensity of US defence relations with...

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