• Adelphi Books

    Chapter Five: Strategic stability and regional security

    05 December 2014.  The US has sought a dialogue on strategic stability with China since resuming military-to-military contacts in the mid-1990s.

  • Survival

    Can a Sino-Japanese War Be Controlled?

    01 December 2014.  In a crisis, a limited exchange of fire could escalate into a wider conflict. We have no precedent to suggest how dangerous it might become.

  • Events

    Launch of The Ties That Divide

    14 November 2014. 

    Adelphi Book Launch
    William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security
    IISS-Asia, Singapore
    Friday 14 November, 10:30-11:30am SGT

  • Events

    Cyber Warfare and Sino-American Crisis Instability

    12 November 2014. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    The Honorable David C. Gompert
    Distinguished Professor at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy, Adjunct Senior Fellow at RAND Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Global Integrated Security  
    Dr. Martin Libicki
    Distinguished Professor at the Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy and Senior Management Scientist at RAND Corporation
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Wednesday 12 November 2014

  • Events

    The Great Rapprochement? Strategic Relations in Asia

    06 November 2014. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Christian Le Mière
    Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 06 November 2014

  • Adelphi Books

    The Ties That Divide

    24 October 2014.  In this Adelphi William Choong argues that there is a pressing need for China and Japan to work out bilateral arrangements to prevent a further deterioration in relations.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Three: Perceptions, postures and instability

    16 October 2014.  China and Japan are, according to some observers, locked in a security dilemma, where mutual mistrust leads each to pursue defensive measures that the other regards as threatening.

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    16 October 2014. 

    Achieving political understanding between Beijing and Tokyo will not be easy, but continuing with the current course would be an exercise in folly.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Can we afford to address climate change?

    01 October 2014.  In her post on this blog yesterday, my colleague and Survival co-author Shiloh Fetzek pointed out that last week’s UN Climate Summit in New York has reinvigorated high-level engagement and set a more optimistic tone for climate negotiations, although commitments to emissions reductions on the scale and of the pace needed to avoid dangerous climate change do not yet match ambitions. If, as seems likely, the world does exceed this...

  • Strategic Comments

    Central African Republic: new UN mission

    30 September 2014. 

    The success of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR will depend on its ability to adapt to the shifting dynamics of a conflict that has gripped the country since early 2013. It hopes to succeed where eight previous peacekeeping missions since 1979 have failed.

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