20 July 2015.
Dr S Jaishankar
Foreign Secretary,Ministry of External Affairs, India
Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Monday 20 July 2015
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...
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...
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.
East Asian countries have continued to place a priority on improving their submarine capabilities with modern and often indigenously...
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...
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...
30 May 2015.
IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Fourth Plenary Session
Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief, General Staff Department, People’s Liberation Army, China
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...
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...
29 May 2015.
IISS-Chunqiu Institute Discussion
The Pavilion, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Friday 29 May, 10am-12:30pm SGT