Asia Pacific

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.

'I thank the IISS… for promoting regional security through platforms such as the Shangri-la Dialogue.'

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Adelphi Book

Regional Disorder: The South China Sea Disputes

How a small group of islands went global: this clear-sighted analysis cuts to the heart of the competing territorial claims by China and smaller Asian nations in this potentially resources-rich sea.

IISS Fullerton Forum

Potential threats to Asian stability

It was vital to maintain the region stability that has brought Asia prosperity, Singapore’s Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen told the inaugural Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, the IISS Fullerton Forum. And, he said, North Korea and tensions in the East and South China Seas were not the only threats to peace.

Asia's naval expansion

Is the Asia-Pacific on the brink of an naval arms race, Professor Geoffrey Till asks in this Adelphi book.