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NK missiles should not trigger further proliferation

There are no good policy options for dealing with North Korea, but there are plenty of truly bad ones, argues Mark Fitzpatrick. Close coordination among key stakeholders offers the most promising means of halting Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile pursuit, despite the temptation to engage in tit-for-tat responses.

Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

As Japan's naval forces take a more active role in Asian waters, the potential for escalation between Japan and China is increasing.

Global Times

Ability to reform could make Party driver of future

Op-ed by Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security

Key themes at #SLD17

The persistent threat of jihadi terrorism, North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programme, and the importance of maintaining a rules-based order – these were the key issues preoccupying policymakers at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.