• 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

  • 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 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

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Defence-spending trends in Asia: a slowing pace?

    02 June 2017.  Defence-economics data on 2017 budgets, released on the IISS Military Balance+, suggests a slowdown in Asian defence-spending increases, after years of strong growth.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Seeking American reassurance

    02 June 2017.  Rather than hoping for grandiose statements from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the region will actually be hoping for a repetition of the pledges to uphold regional security made by his predecessors at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue over the past 15 years, explains Dr William Choong.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Revitalising America’s Asia strategy: implications for Australia

    01 June 2017.  The United States has a major opportunity to reassure its Southeast Asian allies at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue this weekend. If it doesn't, the perception will be that the US is ceding regional leadership to China. In this piece for the Strategist, Tim Huxley and Benjamin Schreer argue that if this happens, Australia cannot afford to be strategically passive.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

    30 May 2017.  In this article for BBC News, Alexander Neill takes a look at the tension between Japan and China in the naval domain. As Japan's naval forces and their largest warship, the JS Izumo, take a more active role in Asian waters, the potential for escalation between the two countries is increasing.

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