• Shangri-La Voices

    Global Times: Ability to reform could make Party driver of 21st century Chinese future

    09 June 2015.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Recently, an essay published in the Wall Street Journal written by David Shambaugh, professor of George Washington University, has created reverberations within the China-watching community. Citing five indicators of current political and socio-economic decline in China, Shambaugh has concluded that the rule of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is nearing conclusion and China's political future is at crossroads. His conclusions have...

  • Events

    Charting the New Silk Road: China’s strategic goals and international impact

    29 May 2015. 

    IISS-Chunqiu Institute Discussion
    The Pavilion, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 29 May, 10am-12:30pm SGT

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 3: China’s ‘AfPak’ hinterland

    25 May 2015. 

    Afghanistan and Pakistan have emerged as major concerns for China’s national security, as violence in Pakistan grew and the situation in Afghanistan barely improved.

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: Virtues of being well-connected

    18 May 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy If China has its One Belt-One Road (Obor), India could have its One Road-One Rail (Oror). Last month India took an important step aimed at building the ‘One Rail’ link from the Iranian port of Chabahar going inland towards Afghanistan and Central Asia. Earlier this week on Monday, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) signed a motor vehicles pact that could, in the...

  • Strategic Comments

    Asian bank: funding infrastructure, building China’s influence

    29 April 2015. 

    The AIIB is expected to be operational by the end of 2015, with initial capital of $50–100bn, mostly provided by China. It will allow Beijing to define new norms for the global economic governance regime and have a greater say in it.

  • Events

    China: An Assessment of Xi Jinping’s Reforms after Two Years

    10 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Charles Parton,
    European External Action Service, Beijing Delegation
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 10 April 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Infinite diversity in infinite combination

    24 March 2015.  Most people will be familiar, by sight if not by name, with the Mandelbrot set, a mathematical construct discovered by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1980. It is the epitome of fractal geometry and the face of chaos theory. Arising from a simple mathematical function and some rules for presentation, its visual representations are phantasmagorical and psychedelic, recursive and infinitely complex, with new details, including tiny shapes similar to the original, constantly...

  • Events

    Asian Engagement in Africa: Chinese and Japanese Experiences in South Sudan

    16 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr Mitsuaki Furukawa, Chief Representative, South Sudan Office, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Akok Madut, PhD candidate, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Jeremy Taylor, PhD candidate and Commonwealth Scholar, School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 16  March 2015

  • Adelphi Books

    Power Shifts and New Blocs in the Global Trading System

    10 March 2015.  As economic powers from the developing world, particularly China, have emerged in the past few decades, their weight has altered the balance in the global trading system. In this volume, leading commentators – including two former heads of the WTO – examine the possible consequences of this shifting trade landscape.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction: Power shifts and new blocs in global trade

    08 March 2015. 

    While the post-war open trading regime, with its preferential treatment of developing countries, was in fact designed and implemented by the United States, the US itself is under geo-economic pressure from a rising new ‘mega-trader’.

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