• Strategic Comments

    Mozambique and Zimbabwe: potentially converging paths

    06 July 2016. 

    Mozambique, long favoured by Western donors, to their disapproval has recently shown signs of corruption, instability and poor governance and looked to China for help that may not be forthcoming. Zimbabwe, long disfavoured by Western donors, is cooling to China's commercial and political involvement in its national affairs. Both southern African countries may eventually need to reinvigorate appeals for assistance from Western donors, which would come with relatively stringent governance and economic conditions.

  • Events

    Adelphi Book Launch: China's Cyber Power

    29 June 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Nigel Inkster, IISS Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 29 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • IISS Voices

    Michael Elleman: North Korea’s Musudan missile effort advances

    27 June 2016.  North Korea's first successful test of its Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile has aroused fears that it could be used to strike targets throughout the region, including the US island territory of Guam. However, as Michael Elleman explains, the missile is not yet capable of reaching Guam with a warhead weighing more than 500kg. He cautions that regardless of the success of the test, the confirmation that North Korea does indeed...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Douglas Barrie: China’s challenge to US air superiority

    13 June 2016.  Developments in China’s air-technology capabilities are creating a much more contested air environment. The Chengdu J-20 is the aircraft against which the US is now measuring up its own capabilities, explains IISS Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace Douglas Barrie.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Michael Fallon: The significance of a dialogue for defence ministers

    09 June 2016.  Michael Fallon discusses the impact of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue on defence policymaking and why the UK’s defence policy is ‘international by design’.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Alexander Neill: China’s approach to the challenges of conflict resolution

    07 June 2016.  During the fourth plenary session of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, delivered an impassioned defence of China’s strategic posture. Here, IISS expert Alexander Neill examines the messages, both overt and discreet, contained within Sun’s address. 

  • Shangri-La Voices

    John Chipman: The 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue comes to a close

    05 June 2016.  With the conclusion of the 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Director-General and Chief Executive Dr John Chipman takes a look at the highlights of the weekend and the salient themes of discussion and debate.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Rahul Roy-Chaudhury: India’s defence minister strongly upholds freedom of navigation and overflight

    04 June 2016.  Addressing the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue during a panel discussion on ‘Managing Military Competition in Asia’, Indian Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar pointed to three main security challenges for India: the threat of territorial disputes escalating into military conflict, the scourge of extremism and terrorism, and maritime challenges. But it was the latter that dominated his remarks, as Rahul Roy-Chaudhury explains.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Meeting Asia’s complex security challenges – Highlights and analysis of Ashton Carter's address

    04 June 2016.  The creation of a principled security network would allow the continued rise and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region, posited US Defense Secretary Dr Ashton Carter in his plenary speech at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. IISS Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security Nick Childs examines the key messages contained in Ashton Carter’s speech.

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Containing the North Korean Threat

    04 June 2016. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Special Session One
    Chair: General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, Senior Adviser for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, IISS; former Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom
    Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan 
    Yoon Soon Gu, Director-General, International Policy Bureau, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Korea   
    Colonel Lu Yin, Associate Researcher, National Defense University, People’s Liberation Army, China
    Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea, Leeds University

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