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    India, the United States and China

    20 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Dr S Jaishankar
    Foreign Secretary,Ministry of External Affairs, India
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 20 July 2015

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Does China's 'tiger hunt' end with Zhou?

    12 June 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security On 11 June the First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin posted a five-paragraph statement on its website, revealing the sentencing of former politburo standing-committee member Zhou Yongkang to life imprisonment. With deliberate mundanity, the line announcing Zhou’s sentencing tops a list of drab news bulletins detailing the daily business of the court. Thus ends the story of one of the most...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Colonel Lu Yin: It’s Time to ‘Get the Gloves Back On’

    09 June 2015.  By Colonel Lu Yin, Associate Researcher, Institute of Strategic Studies, National Defense University, China The 14-year-old Shangri-La Dialogue again proved itself to be a high-end multilateral security dialogue platform, as shown by the impressive attendance of 493 delegates from 38 countries, as well as the presence of international organisations and the involvement of nearly 5,000 people. The Shangri-La Dialogue began in the year 2002, coinciding with the rise of multilateral engagement in the...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Tom Waldwyn: East Asian procurement – recent aerospace and maritime activity

    04 June 2015.  By Tom Waldwyn, Assistant Research Analyst for Maritime Forces and Defence Industry The past six months have seen notable developments in the procurement programmes of East Asian countries, as well as requests to the United States for the sale of military equipment. These developments have been chiefly in the maritime and aerospace domains. Maritime Submarines East Asian countries have continued to place a priority on improving their submarine capabilities with modern and often indigenously...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Dana H. Allin: America in the Asia-Pacific – Are we there yet?

    03 June 2015.  When does the United States finish ‘rebalancing’ its strategic focus towards the Asia-Pacific and decide that it is adequately ‘balanced’? The question is about more than wordplay, as I suggested to a Pentagon official at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday. We were speaking after the new US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, had delivered a careful and generally well-received speech that morning. The rebalancing rhetoric, first invoked by Secretary...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Alexander Nicoll: The SLDI at SLD15

    30 May 2015.  By Alexander Nicoll, Senior Fellow for Geo-economics and Defence At the Shangri-La Dialogue, the IISS has always keenly welcomed practical proposals to bolster security in the Asia-Pacific. Plenty of ideas have been offered during the first thirteen summits, and some have produced tangible results. Today, however, was a first: a proposal for a ‘Shangri-La Dialogue Initiative’. It came from Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defence minister (his given name is Gen: he’s not...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Strengthening Regional Order in the Asia-Pacific: Admiral Sun Jianguo - English

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Fourth Plenary Session
    Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, General Staff Department, People’s Liberation Army, China

  • Shangri-La Voices

    William Choong: 14 years of giving it a go for regional security

    29 May 2015.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security  Not many observers of regional affairs will know that it was the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew who gave the much-needed push for the establishment of the Shangri-La Dialogue, the annual defence summit that will kick off its 14th edition tonight.  In 2001, Dr John Chipman, the director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), had a brainwave: compared to Europe...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Mark Fitzpatrick: The country that keeps one up at night

    29 May 2015.  By Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In a recent interview, Admiral Harry Harris Jr, who is participating in the Shangri-La Dialogue just after assuming leadership of the US Pacific Command, called North Korea ‘the greatest threat we face’ and the country that keeps him ‘up at night’. The nuclear challenge that Pyongyang presents to its immediate neighbours is supplemented by land- and sea-based ballistic-missile programmes that are being developed to...

  • Events

    Charting the New Silk Road: China’s strategic goals and international impact

    29 May 2015. 

    IISS-Chunqiu Institute Discussion
    The Pavilion, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 29 May, 10am-12:30pm SGT

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