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IISS research on the Asia-Pacific informs regional policy through the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security summit and year-round activities of the IISS-Asia office in Singapore
Executive Director, IISS-Asia
Malaysia has entered a new and unstable era, in which not only the present government but also the country’s long-established political system are facing unprecedented challenges. For many Malaysians, the most worrying aspect of recent political scandals and a fragmented opposition has been the evidence of a growing political polarisation along ethnic and religious lines.
03 June 2016.
15th Asia Security Summit
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
3-5 June 2016
20 May 2016.
By Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia
The 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore from 3–5 June will take place in the midst of an Asia-Pacific regional security environment in which inter-state tensions have become more pronounced over the last 12 months.
A particular focus of international concern has been China’s construction on features it occupies in the South China Sea, and the rapid militarisation of some of these islets and reefs. Some...
20 May 2016.
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, China's Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Arundel House, London
Friday 20 May 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST
13 May 2016.
William Choong and Robert Cullum take a look at the Secretary-General of ASEAN's recent address to 160 business people, scholars and officials at IISS's Fullerton Lecture as he sketches out ASEAN’s achievements in areas such as regional diplomacy, trade facilitation and community building.
09 May 2016.
By Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia and Benjamin Shreer, Professor in Security Studies at Macquarie University
Australia needs to think more creatively about its key defence partnerships in Southeast Asia. Until recently, there were good reasons for thinking that Southeast Asian countries' political dispositions and strategic doctrines ruled out any major change in the scale or intensity of their defence co-operation with each other and with external powers such as Australia.
04 May 2016.
Dr Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND
Arundel House, London
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12.30–1.30pm BST
19 April 2016.
IISS–Americas New York Discussion
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute
The Princeton Club of New York
Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6–7.30pm EDT
25 January 2016.
General (Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Indonesia
Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Monday 25 January 2016
15 January 2016.
With the pro-independence DPP leading in the polls, cross-strait relations could move into uncharted territory after this weekend’s vote
21 December 2015.
Expecting the United States to stand alone against China’s claims to artificial islands in the South China Sea is unrealistic. Regional allies such as Australia must do more than simply condemn Beijing’s activities
This Strategic Dossier focuses on the evolving roles of the major powers in the Asia-Pacific.
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.
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