• Events

    Adelphi Launch - Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    18 February 2016. 

    Press Launch
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS-Americas and Director of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme
    Bloomsbury House, London
    Thursday 18 February 2016, 11am–12pm

  • Adelphi Books


    02 February 2016. 

    The essays of this volume demonstrate that the three Northeast Asian democracies are likely to remain latent nuclear powers for the foreseeable future. Yet, the reasons for their latency vary, owing partially to their individual nuclear histories.

  • Adelphi Books


    02 February 2016. 

    While Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are in good standing with their non-proliferation obligations, each of the three makes for an interesting case study on potential proliferation. Given the well-developed status of their civilian nuclear industries, all three democracies in Northeast Asia can be called latent nuclear powers.

  • Adelphi Books

    Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

    02 February 2016. 

    Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club? In this Adelphi, Mark Fitzpatrick analyses the past nuclear pursuits and current proliferation drivers of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

  • 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

  • Events

    Responding to China’s Challenges in East and Southeast Asia

    19 November 2015. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Dr Tim Huxley
    Executive Director, IISS-Asia
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 19 November 2015, 8-9am

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s ambitious Silk Road vision

    26 October 2015. 

    Until recently, there had been much uncertainty surrounding China’s initiative to build links between its economy and those of Central and Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean region, the Middle East and Europe. Sceptics questioned whether it could live up to the ambitious goals set by Beijing, but large-scale projects are already under way under the ‘One Belt, One Road’ banner.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Erik Jones: Are global market infrastructures an instrument of foreign policy?

    20 October 2015.  Roughly 9,000 members of the global finance community gathered in Singapore last week at a conference devoted to ‘market infrastructure’ – meaning the plumbing (communication, clearing, settlement, depository) that makes finance work. On one level it was a very geeky affair, with its own confusing jargon. The name of the conference, SIBOS, refers to another acronym, SWIFT. If you wanted to fill a room, all you had to do was...

  • Expert Commentary

    Straits Times: US and TPP: Losing balance in the rebalance

    12 October 2015.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security With the conclusion of talks for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), what had begun as a humble experiment between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore in 2006 is now poised to free up trade in 40 per cent of the world economy. Arguably, it would also bolster Washington's much-touted "pivot" or "rebalance" to the Asia-Pacific, announced with much fanfare in 2011. That's the good...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tim Huxley: Japan’s P-1 leads defence export drive

    11 September 2015.  By Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS-Asia Thanks to the Japanese embassy in Singapore and the Republic of Singapore Air Force, together with my colleagues William Choong and Alex Neill, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Paya Lebar air base for a briefing on the Kawasaki P-1 maritime-patrol aircraft (MPA). Two P-1s from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) Air Development Squadron 51 were making a refuelling stop in Singapore...

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