• The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    05 February 2014. 

    Asia: The ADMM–Plus; Australia’s defence: continuity or change?; Defence economics
    China: PLA leadership and organisation; White Paper; Armed forces; Ground forces; PLA Navy; Developments in PLA training; Military aerospace; Defence economics; Economic development & defence industries
    India: Armed forces; Air force upgrade; Defence economics; Defence industry
    North Korea: Nuclear weapons; Missiles; Conventional and asymmetric capabilities; Purges and the party
    Pakistan: Foreign defence relations; Armed forces: Nuclear developments; Defence economics
    Afghanistan: Afghan forces assume security lead

  • Politics and Strategy

    Mark Fitzpatrick: North Korea – more dangerous and unpredictable than ever

    13 December 2013.  The extraordinary execution on 12 December of Jang Song-thaek, the former uncle, regent and number two to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, will have terrified many a compatriot. It won’t make North Korea’s neighbours sleep any too easily either. Much remains unknown about the inner workings of North Korea, which has been described as an intelligence black hole. A couple of things are now clear, however. One is that Kim Jong-un...

  • Events

    IISS Workshop - UN sanctions on North Korea: Prospects and Problems

    03 December 2013. 

    IISS Workshop
    Hong Kong
    03 December 2013

  • Survival

    Does China Still Back North Korea?

    01 October 2013. 

    Hopes that Beijing has turned a corner in its relationship with Pyongyang have been raised before, only to be disappointed. Despite recent strains, this pattern is unlikely to change.

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Assessing the Efficacy of Sanctions Policy

    01 October 2013. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2013 Special Session 12
    Chair: Dr Erzsébet Nagyné Rózsa, Academic Director, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs 
    Dr Francesco Giumelli, Assistant Professor, University of Groningen 
    Aaron Dunne, Senior Researcher, SIPRI 
    Dr Joachim Krause, Professor, Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel 
    Dina Esfandiary, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS

  • EU Non Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

    Regional Security & Proliferation Challenges In Northeast Asia

    30 September 2013. 

    EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2013 Special Session 4
    Chair: Paul-Anton Krüger, Managing Editor, Foreign Desk, Süddeutsche Zeitung 
    Martin Uden, Coordinator, DPRK Panel of Experts established pursuant to Resolution 
    1874 (2009), UN 
    Professor Hua Han, Director, Center for Arms Control and Disarmament, Peking 
    University 
    Dr Woo Jung-Yeop, Research Fellow, Asan Institute for Policy Studies

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 9: Asia-Pacific

    09 September 2013. 

    China: New Leadership
    Japan: Abe's Radicalism
    The Koreas: New Leaders Face Old Challenges
    Australia: Policy Initiatives Precede Leadership Change
    New Zealand: US Relations Deepen
    Southwest Pacific: Steps to Democracy
    Southeast Asia: Back to the 1960s?

  • Events

    IISS Workshop - UN sanctions on North Korea: Prospects and Problems

    04 September 2013. 

    IISS Workshop
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    04 September 2013

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jasper Pandza: Northeast Asia’s plutonium worries

    31 July 2013.  Nuclear fuel reprocessing and fast (breeder) reactor technologies have long been known to pose proliferation risks. They squeeze more energy out of nuclear fuel and offer some other advantages, but they also count as a latent nuclear-weapons capability because they provide access to nuclear weapons-usable plutonium. With that in mind, it is worrying that nuclear-reprocessing programmes are soon to start in Japan, planned in China and desired by South Korea...

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