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’.

Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence of the UK, explains why the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue is a ‘unique’ forum for defence ministers to get together and discuss key security issues of the Asia-Pacific. He explains how the scrutiny and discussion facilitated by the dialogue on an annual basis is a useful tool for designing defence policy.

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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

The 16th Asia Security Summit took place in Singapore from 2–4 June 2017.


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Regional Security Assessment 2016

Key developments in Asia-Pacific security

This dossier assesses a range of Asia-Pacific regional strategic, geopolitical, economic, military and security topics.