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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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11 July 2016.
By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security
A tribunal is about to rule on China's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea. But Beijing's desire for control is about much more than rocks above the water, argues analyst Alexander Neill. It is also central to China's plans for a submarine nuclear force able to break out into the Pacific Ocean.
Historically, China's national infrastructure projects have tended to be...
08 July 2016.
Drawing on his experience of attending the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Evan Laksmana examines the competing visions presented at the summit of how tensions in the Indo-Pacific region should be resolved. To his dismay, these visions suggest that the established strategic framework is being set aside in favour of great power politics.
22 June 2016.
Vicky Bowman, Director, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business; Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Myanmar
Arundel House, London
Wednesday 22 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST
13 June 2016.
Developments in China’s air-technology capabilities are creating a much more contested air environment. The Chengdu J-20 is the aircraft against which the US is now measuring up its own capabilities, explains IISS Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace Douglas Barrie.
09 June 2016.
Michael Fallon discusses the impact of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue on defence policymaking and why the UK’s defence policy is ‘international by design’.
08 June 2016.
Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia
Wednesday 8 June 2016, 10–11AM BST
07 June 2016.
During the fourth plenary session of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of China’s Central Military Commission, delivered an impassioned defence of China’s strategic posture. Here, IISS expert Alexander Neill examines the messages, both overt and discreet, contained within Sun’s address.
05 June 2016.
With the conclusion of the 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Director-General and Chief Executive Dr John Chipman takes a look at the highlights of the weekend and the salient themes of discussion and debate.
05 June 2016.
On the third and final day of the 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, defence ministers and key policymakers from France, Vietnam, China, Canada, Russia and Singapore delivered speeches on the topics of 'The Challenges of Conflict Resolution' and 'Pursuing Common Security Objectives'. The speeches were followed by in-depth Q&A sessions with plenary participants.
05 June 2016.
Vietnam is believed to be embarking on a programme to produce its own variant of a missile based on the Russian Zvezda-Strela 3M24 Uran (SS-N-25 Switchblade). While the details of how it will be produced are not yet clear, the programme would be a boost to local industry. It would also be likely to simplify logistics support for the 3M24s already being operated by the Vietnam People’s navy, write Douglas...
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