• Events

    China's Internet: The Balance Between Openness and Security

    27 October 2014.  Discussion Meeting
    Nigel Inkster 
    Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 27 October 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Viewing North Korea vicariously

    22 October 2014.  Despite having followed North Korea off and on for my entire career, I am often reminded of how much I do not know. My conference travel schedule to exotic places took me last week to Preston, in northern England, to attend a scholarly workshop on Korean security. It was the coming-out party, so to speak, for the new International Institute of Korean Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, and...

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: Perceptions, postures and instability

    16 October 2014.  China and Japan are, according to some observers, locked in a security dilemma, where mutual mistrust leads each to pursue defensive measures that the other regards as threatening.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Two: The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute

    16 October 2014. 

    The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands comprise five islets and three rocks in the East China Sea about 200km northeast of Taiwan, 400km west of Okinawa and 300km east of the Chinese mainland

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    16 October 2014. 

    Achieving political understanding between Beijing and Tokyo will not be easy, but continuing with the current course would be an exercise in folly.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    16 October 2014. 

    Disputes over historiography and the Senkakus/Diaoyus, coupled with an increased focus on the part of both navies towards the East China Sea, have increased the likelihood of military conflict in a region of vital importance to the global economy.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Who is first in North Korea, and what’s this about ‘no first use’?

    13 October 2014.  The wait for Kim Jong-un is on day 40. It’s been that long now since his last public appearance on 3 September, watching a concert with his wife and senior officials. As in the biblical sense, 40 days and 40 nights is a long time. The official line of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as reported by state television in late September, is that the 31-year-old leader is...

  • Events

    Changing Asia-a Japanese Perspective: How to Read Asia Today

    13 October 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ichiro Fujisaki 
    President, America–Japan Society, Inc;
    Distinguished Professor and Chairman of International Strategies, Sophia University, Tokyo;
    Distinguished Professor, Keio University, Tokyo;
    Former Ambassador of Japan to the US
    Arundel House, London
    Monday, 13 October 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    Straits Times: Regionalism with Chinese Characteristics

    07 October 2014.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security  In recent months, China has been lining up its own franchise of multilateral organisations in Asia. Speaking in May, President Xi Jinping told delegates at a security summit in Shanghai that Asia's problems should be solved by Asians. The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures (CICA) is a group of more than 20 mostly Asian countries. Japan and the U.S. were...

  • IISS Voices

    Antoine Levesques: A rocky road to the border for Xi and Modi

    02 October 2014.  By Antoine Levesques, Research Associate for South Asia The border dispute between Asia’s two giant neighbours imposed itself on the agenda of the recent Xi–Modi summit devoted to trade and economics. But with time on their side and plenty of political capital at home, they can take new steps to manage their increasing assertiveness in the Himalayas without upsetting their delicate balance of rivalry and cooperation. Xi Jinping’s 17–19 September...

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