• Events

    Chinese Air Power: Revolution or Evolution?

    23 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS 
    Henry Boyd, Research Associate for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 23 April 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Strategic Comments

    Pacific Alliance trade bloc eyes global role

    08 April 2014. 

    Seeking to market themselves as a manufacturing and investment hub, strategically located between the Asia-Pacific and Europe, the four members of the Pacific Alliance are claiming a greater role for themselves in the global economy.

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s national-security overhaul

    21 March 2014. 

    In establishing a new National Security Commission, President Xi Jinping has created a single forum for the consideration of all of China's security concerns, both external and internal. Though still a work in progress, it will assess China's national-security concerns comprehensively, including the full spectrum of security threats, and institutionalise Chinese strategic thinking for the first time.

  • IISS Voices

    Devesh Rasgotra: India-China competition in the Indian Ocean

    21 March 2014.  By Devesh Rasgotra, Intern, South Asia Programme With around 50% of the world’s container traffic and 70% of its petroleum products travelling across its waters, the Indian Ocean is a vital area for Asian countries. This has not gone unnoticed by China, who is competing for influence in the region. Naturally, India has vital interests in the Indian Ocean. At the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in 2009, US defence secretary Robert Gates stated...

  • Events

    Forging China’s Military Might

    05 March 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Tai Ming Cheung
    Director, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 05 March 2014

  • IISS Voices

    Food security in Asia

    04 March 2014.  The spike in global food prices in 2007–08 led to riots on several continents, and reawakened fears about the world’s future ability to feed itself, as growing populations place greater demands on agricultural systems operating in increasingly difficult environmental and climatic conditions. With more than half the world’s people and high levels of inequality, Asia lies at the centre of the global food-security challenge of the twenty-first century. As the...

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    24 February 2014. 

    Ultimately, effective governance is essential to dealing with food insecurity in developing countries in Asia.

  • Adelphi Books

    Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications

    24 February 2014. 

    This Adelphi provides an analytical overview of the main trends and challenges related to food security in Asia, how key countries in the region are responding to these developments, and their implications for security.

  • Adelphi Books

    Where policies fail

    23 February 2014. 

    Decades of corruption, neglect and mismanagement have severely undermined local food systems in several countries in developing Asia and left the needs of those most vulnerable to the abuse of government authority and political power.

  • Adelphi Books

    Challenges of sustainability, resilience and adaptation

    23 February 2014. 

    Asian governments face many challenges in seeking to ensure their national and regional food security. Much progress has been made in lifting millions out of poverty and hunger, but the region remains home to the largest number of the poor and hungry globally.

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