• Strategic Comments

    Chinese vision drives East Asian détente

    08 December 2014. 

    Beijing's apparent recognition that its assertive pursuit of its national interests has damaged China's standing in the eyes of some neighbours may be the motivation behind recent efforts to reduce regional tensions.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Five: Strategic stability and regional security

    05 December 2014.  The US has sought a dialogue on strategic stability with China since resuming military-to-military contacts in the mid-1990s.

  • Survival

    Can a Sino-Japanese War Be Controlled?

    01 December 2014.  In a crisis, a limited exchange of fire could escalate into a wider conflict. We have no precedent to suggest how dangerous it might become.

  • Events

    Launch of The Ties That Divide

    14 November 2014. 

    Adelphi Book Launch
    William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security
    IISS-Asia, Singapore
    Friday 14 November, 10:30-11:30am SGT

  • Events

    The Great Rapprochement? Strategic Relations in Asia

    06 November 2014. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Christian Le Mière
    Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 06 November 2014

  • Expert Commentary

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Potential Flashpoints and Military CBMs in the Asia-Pacific

    30 October 2014.  Presentation by Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS, at the Seoul Defense Dialogue, Seoul, October 2014. Compared to the intensity of conflict over the long sweep of history, we live in a peaceful age. Notwithstanding the organised violence in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the ill-disguised hostilities in Ukraine and the civil strife elsewhere in the world that comes to our attention daily, courtesy of intrepid journalists and our global connectivity, both...

  • Adelphi Books

    The Ties That Divide

    24 October 2014.  In this Adelphi William Choong argues that there is a pressing need for China and Japan to work out bilateral arrangements to prevent a further deterioration in relations.

  • 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.

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