• Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Opposing nuclear proliferation, even among allies

    07 June 2016.  While working on my recently published book on Asia’s Latent Nuclear Powers, I never imagined that a US presidential candidate would argue with its central thesis about the inadvisability of America’s partners in the region pursuing nuclear weapons. For Japan, South Korea or Taiwan to go down that path would trigger huge economic losses, yawning security vulnerabilities and a steep fall from grace in the eyes of the world. Fortunately...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing Military Competition in Asia

    04 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Second Plenary Session

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing Military Competition in Asia: Q&A

    04 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Question & Answer Session
    Manohar Parrikar, Minister of Defence, India   
    Gen Nakatani, Minister of Defense, Japan 
    Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence, Malaysia 

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing Military Competition in Asia: Gen Nakatani

    04 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Gen Nakatani, Minister of Defense, Japan

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing Military Competition in Asia: Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein

    04 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence, Malaysia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing Military Competition in Asia: Manohar Parrikar

    04 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Second Plenary Session
    Manohar Parrikar, Minister of Defence, India

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Three: ‘Proactive Pacifism’: the new normal in Japan’s foreign and security policy

    03 June 2016. 

    Pillars of Japan’s new normal; National Security Council; Arms-exports reform; Collective self-defence and Article IX; US–Japan defence guidelines; Precedents for Japan’s proactive pacifism; Human security; International peacekeeping; Abe’s new security agenda; Evolution, not revolution; Domestic opposition to Article IX reinterpretation; Japan’s contributions to regional security

  • Shangri-La Voices

    The US and Russia in the Asia-Pacific

    02 June 2016.  From November 2013–April 2016, the IISS Russia and Eurasia Programme jointly led a Track II initiative on United States–Russia relations in the Asia-Pacific with the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The project brought together Asia-Pacific regional experts from those two countries to discuss the most pressing issues facing the US and Russia in the region. The final report is available here. Its...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    William Choong: Why China's salami-slicing in South China Sea is bad news

    01 June 2016.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Earlier this year, a Japanese official came to talk to me about Japan's bid to secure Australia's massive A$50 billion (S$50 billion) contract to build submarines. He touted the advantage of Japan's Soryu class of submarines, and diplomatically sketched out weaknesses in the rival French and German bids. The French and Germans, he said, were "cheating" in trumping up the capabilities of...

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2016

    27 May 2016. 

    Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security

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