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    William Choong and Alexander Neill: The Singapore school of foreign relations - IISS–Fullerton Lecture

    02 July 2014.  By William Choong and Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellows for Asia–Pacific Security In his critically-acclaimed One Man’s View of the World, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew espouses the essence of Singapore’s approach to international relations. Singapore, he writes, has ‘to take the world as it is; it is too small to change it’. The Republic must ‘maximise the space we have to manoeuvre among the ‘big trees’ in the region’...

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    Is there an Arms Race in Asia?

    26 June 2014. 

    IISS-US Discussion Meeting
    Christian Le Mière
    Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
    Douglas Paal
    Vice President for Studies and Director of the Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Thursday 26 June 2014

  • Shangri-La Voices

    William Choong: Better a war of words than clashes at sea

    05 June 2014.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue last week, Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong dropped a proverbial bomb in the Island Ballroom. Halfway through his 38-minute speech, the deputy chief of general staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) accused Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel of ‘coordinating’ and ‘supporting’ one another in comments targeted at China. Lt-Gen. Wang...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Christian Le Mière: Japan, Lawfare and the East China Sea

    04 June 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security In an article published by The Diplomat on May 29, Jerome Cohen makes an impassioned and well-reasoned argument for states in East Asia to utilize independent, third-party arbitration mechanisms wherever possible to challenge China’s maximalist claims. This was very much the theme of a question I asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his opening keynote address at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue. Essentially, I asked the...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Advancing Military-to-Military Cooperation: Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein

    31 May 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Second  Plenary Session
    Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence
    and Acting Minister of Transport, Malaysia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Advancing Military-to-Military Cooperation: Itsunori Odonera

    31 May 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Second  Plenary Session
    Itsunori Onodera, Minister of Defense, Japan

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Advancing Military-to-Military Cooperation: Phillip Hammond

    31 May 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Second  Plenary Session
    Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence, UK

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