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Asia Pacific

The IISS has influenced the debate on security in the Asia-Pacific through research from the IISS-Asia office in Singapore and via the Shangri-La Dialogue. This 'military Davos' is the largest annual worldwide meeting of defence ministers, military chiefs and other high-ranking officials.

Expert: Dr Tim Huxley

Tim Huxley

Executive Director, IISS-Asia   

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14th IISS Asia Security Summit

Shangri-La Dialogue 2015

All Asia wants a positive US-China relationship, no country wants to choose sides, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his Keynote Address at the 2015 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: A Chinese view of the global order

    29 July 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security The impetus for her IISS Fullerton Lecture this week, Madam Fu Ying reflected, was Henry Kissinger’s book, World Order. Translated into Chinese, it had intensified a debate in China that had been under way in recent years. Kissinger’s realpolitik formed the backdrop to a packed twenty-second Fullerton Lecture, replete with questions over how the US and China are coming to terms...

  • Events

    Debating the contemporary international order

    29 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Madam Fu Ying,
    Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, National People's Congress of China
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Wednesday 29 July 2015

  • IISS Voices

    William Choong: Jaishankar – Asia-Pacific conflict is not inevitable

    22 July 2015.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security While the Asia-Pacific is currently experiencing considerable geopolitical change, this does not necessarily guarantee future conflict between the region’s major powers, India’s foreign secretary said at the twenty-first Fullerton Lecture in Singapore on Monday. ‘Dynamisms do not always automatically translate into powers contesting each other,’ noted Dr S. Jaishankar. ‘Yes, there would be jostling, differences and argumentation, but there would also be...

  • Events

    India, the United States and China

    20 July 2015. 

    IISS-Fullerton Lecture
    Dr S Jaishankar
    Foreign Secretary,Ministry of External Affairs, India
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 20 July 2015

  • Expert Commentary

    Lowy Interpreter: Sino-Pakistan civil nuclear cooperation: A growing challenge to the global nuclear order

    09 July 2015.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Power outages are not new in Pakistan and are ordinarily caused by a shortage of capacity that results in frequent load shedding of power. Occasionally, 'rebel' attacks also cause damage to transmission lines. But the recent climatic conditions have brought fresh criticism. Both the Sharif Government and electricity companies are perceived to have failed to address a widely recognised problem. K-Electric, which provides electricity...

  • Events

    US Launch of China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

    09 July 2015. 

    IISS-US Adelphi Launch
    Jonas Parello-Plesner
    Co-author of China's Strong Arm
    Head, Foreign Policy Department, Embassy of Denmark in Washington, DC
    Yun Sun,
    Senior Associate for East Asia, Stimson Center
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 9 July 2015, 2-3pm EDT, 7-8pm BST

  • Events

    China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

    15 June 2015. 

    Adelphi Launch
    Dr Mathieu Duchâtel
    Senior Researcher at SIPRI
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 15 June 2015

  • IISS Voices

    Herve Lemahieu: Aung San Suu Kyi and Xi Jinping's historic meeting

    12 June 2015.  It’s striking to see the democracy icon and Burmese opposition leader with China’s Communist leader. In fact, however, this is just a continuation of the way China and Myanmar have long done business.

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Does China's 'tiger hunt' end with Zhou?

    12 June 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security On 11 June the First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin posted a five-paragraph statement on its website, revealing the sentencing of former politburo standing-committee member Zhou Yongkang to life imprisonment. With deliberate mundanity, the line announcing Zhou’s sentencing tops a list of drab news bulletins detailing the daily business of the court. Thus ends the story of one of the most...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Global Times: Ability to reform could make Party driver of 21st century Chinese future

    09 June 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Recently, an essay published in the Wall Street Journal written by David Shambaugh, professor of George Washington University, has created reverberations within the China-watching community. Citing five indicators of current political and socio-economic decline in China, Shambaugh has concluded that the rule of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is nearing conclusion and China's political future is at crossroads. His conclusions have...

Regional Security Assessment 2015

Key developments in Asia-Pacific security

This Strategic Dossier focuses on the evolving roles of the major powers in the Asia-Pacific.

New Adelphi book

China’s Strong Arm

China has long adhered to a principle of ‘non-interference’ in other states’ affairs. However, as more of its companies invest overseas, Beijing is finding itself involved.