• The Military Balance

    Chapter 1, Part I: Directed energy weapons: finally coming of age?

    02 December 2015.  Laser weapons
    US naval laser research
    Other defence-related laser research
    Radio-frequency weapons
    Challenges to and ramifications of RF weapon use

  • Events

    Religion and Values in US Foreign Policy

    08 June 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Andrew Preston, 
    Reader in American History, Clare College
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 8 June 2015, 6:30-8pm

  • Events

    The Strategic Implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal

    04 June 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mark Fitzpatrick
    Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS
    Dr Trita Parsi
    President, National Iranian American Council
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday, 4 June 2015

  • Politics and Strategy

    Survival interview: Aaron L. Friedberg on the debate over US China strategy

    29 May 2015.  In the June–July issue of Survival, Aaron L. Friedberg, Princeton professor and former Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs in the office of the US Vice President, outlines the American debate over strategy towards China. In the run-up to the 2015 Shangri-La Dialogue, Friedberg [AF] talked to Survival managing editor Matthew Harries [MH] about the strategic backdrop to his article, and about what he will be looking out for when...

  • Events

    Launch of Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2015

    29 May 2015. 

    Strategic Dossier Launch
    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 
    Friday 29 May 2015, 6:45-7:15pm SGT/11:45-12:15pm BST

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Alexander Neill: The growing China-US strategic rift

    28 May 2015.  Whatever transpires at the summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue is a reflection of the reality of the current international security environment in Asia

  • 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

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Fourteen: New Leaders: New Possibilities for Collaboration?

    26 May 2015. 

    Strong mandates; Agents of change; Foreign-policy assertiveness; High-level diplomacy; Domestic dilemmas; Opportunities and risks

  • Strategic Dossiers


    26 May 2015. 

    Defining the region; The great powers and regional security; The roles of the medium powers; Transnational and low-intensity security challenges; Searching for regional order

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter One: Redefining the region: the Indo-Pacific idea

    26 May 2015. 

    Why the Indo-Pacific idea matters; What is the Indo-Pacific?; Does the Indo-Pacific concept work?; Currents of history; The Asia-Pacific idea; Back on the map: advocates of the Indo-Pacific concept; An Indo-Pacific with Chinese characteristics?; The Indo-Pacific and its critics; Managing Indo-Pacific tensions: competition and cooperation; Indo-Pacific regional collaboration; Conclusion

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