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IISS research on the Asia-Pacific informs regional policy through the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security summit and the year-round activities of the IISS-Asia office in Singapore.
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This report analyses the package of initiatives the EU is pursuing in Southeast Asia and the contributions it is making to the regional security capabilities and concerns of ASEAN. It also considers how EU engagement here might be developed to deliver more strategic effect.
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05 June 2017.
The final day of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue saw panellists offer varied approaches as to how to address the region’s most challenging security questions, with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, religious extremism and the South China Sea disputes dominating the debate.
04 June 2017.
Day 2 of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue began with a hotly anticipated address by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
03 June 2017.
Opening the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue with his first major speech on defence and security, Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull called for a rules-based regional order in which nations could pursue their interests without fear of coercion.
02 June 2017.
In this article for the Straits Times, William Choong notes that unlike in past years, China is not likely to be in the spotlight at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017. Instead, it's the United States that will be in the hot seat as observers watch what it has to say about its commitment to the region.
02 June 2017.
The Trump administration's first freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea is a key indicator of US commitment to the region, argues Lynn Kuok – a Southeast Asian Young Leader at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue this year – in this article for the Straits Times.
01 June 2017.
The policy options available for dealing with North Korea may be unchanged, but they must be universally implemented to have a chance of working. Matthew Cottee argues that ASEAN states need to do more, particularly on implementing UN sanctions against the regime.
31 May 2017.
There are no good policy options for dealing with North Korea, but there are plenty of truly bad ones, argues Mark Fitzpatrick. Close coordination among key stakeholders offers the most promising means of halting Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile pursuit, despite the temptation to engage in tit-for-tat responses.
23 May 2017.
Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security
28 April 2017.
Is Beijing’s apparent willingness to accelerate talks with ASEAN on a South China Sea Code of Conduct just a stalling tactic? With China’s land-reclamation and militarisation programme continuing apace, the United States must be prepared to enforce a red line in the South China Sea if the regional rules-based order is to prevail, argues William Choong.
06 April 2017.
The Right Honourable David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, United Kingdom
The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Thursday 6 April 2017, 12–1pm SGT
This dossier assesses a range of Asia-Pacific regional strategic, geopolitical, economic, military and security topics.
As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding.
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