• Shangri-La Voices

    Alexander Nicoll: The SLDI at SLD15

    30 May 2015.  By Alexander Nicoll, Senior Fellow for Geo-economics and Defence At the Shangri-La Dialogue, the IISS has always keenly welcomed practical proposals to bolster security in the Asia-Pacific. Plenty of ideas have been offered during the first thirteen summits, and some have produced tangible results. Today, however, was a first: a proposal for a ‘Shangri-La Dialogue Initiative’. It came from Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defence minister (his given name is Gen: he’s not...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    New Forms of Security Collaboration in Asia

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Second Plenary Session

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Avoiding Military Competition and Arms-Racing in Asia

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Special Session 5

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    New Forms of Security Collaboration in Asia: Ryamizard Ryacudu

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Second Plenary Session
    General (Retd) Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Defense, Indonesia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    New Forms of Security Collaboration in Asia: Gen Nakatani

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Second Plenary Session
    Gen Nakatani, Minister of Defense, Japan

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    New Forms of Security Collaboration in Asia: Rao Inderjit Singh

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Second Plenary Session
    Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Defence, India

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Avoiding Military Competition: Anatoly Antonov

    30 May 2015. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2015 Special Session 5
    Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Defence, Russia

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2015

    29 May 2015. 

    Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Brendan Taylor: China and Japan - Out of the freezer, into the fire?

    27 May 2015.  By Brendan Taylor, Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. This weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue will serve as a useful barometer of the current state of play between China and Japan. In recent years, relations between these two historical great powers of East Asia have been decidedly frosty, with some commentators even going so far as to play up the prospects for armed conflict between them. These tensions came to a head at...

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eight: South Korea’s Regional Relations

    26 May 2015. 

    China relations: engage but hedge; The DPRK issue; Diplomatic overtures continue; Repercussions for the ROK–US alliance; Balancing against Beijing; Japan Relations: Tangled Histories; Disputes and disagreements; US Relations: Trilateral Challenges; The US–ROK alliance continues; Challenges to the alliance; Southeast Asia Relations; Regional Power, Global Aspirations

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