• IISS Voices

    Matthew Cottee: The UK-China 'Landmark Agreement' on Nuclear Energy Cooperation

    24 June 2014.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme Amid the pageantry surrounding the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the UK, one of the bilateral agreements signed last week went largely unnoticed. The announcement that Chinese companies could own and operate Chinese-designed nuclear power plants in the UK might have been viewed with alarm in nationalist quarters, but the ‘Made in China’ label is no longer pejorative, even when...

  • IISS Voices

    Nicholas Redman: Cutting off the gas supply to Ukraine

    17 June 2014.  By Nicholas Redman, Senior Fellow for Geopolitical Risk and Economic Security If there is a surprise in Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, it is that it has taken so long to actually happen. Relations between the two governments are fraught in the wake of the annexation of Crimea and the continuing ‘anti-terrorist’ operation that Kiev is conducting in Donetsk and Luhansk. In a situation where there is no goodwill between the...

  • Politics and Strategy

    Michal Meidan: China’s energy-security debate redux

    31 May 2014.  Resource and maritime security are prominent on the agenda at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. The choice of topics is timely in light of recent tensions in the South China Sea, sparked by the deployment of an offshore oil rig by China National Offshore Oil Corporation in waters claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi. Access to energy, especially natural gas, is certainly a factor in Beijing’s position on the South China...

  • Survival

    The Implications of China’s Energy-Import Boom

    19 May 2014.  Ensuring access to foreign oil has lost its dominance in Beijing’s energy-policy debates.

  • Survival

    Asia’s Energy Supply and Maritime Security

    19 May 2014.  Asia’s reliance on international, seaborne energy trade is conducive to strategic cooperation. Whether this will outweigh strategic competition is far from certain.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Four: Sino-Japanese tensions in the East China Sea and the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute

    15 May 2014. 

    A Multi-Faceted Dispute; Hydrocarbons in the East China Sea; Taiwan; Problems of history; Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands; The contemporary dispute and the danger of escalation; China’s East China Sea defence policy and armed forces; Japan’s East China Sea defence policy and armed forces; Factors supporting East China Sea stability; Factors undermining East China Sea stability; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Five: The South China Sea disputes in 2013

    14 May 2014. 

    Selective interest in the rule of law; The continuing attractions of hard power; Diplomatic efforts continue; Assessing the US rebalance in the South China Sea; Commanding international attention; Conclusion

  • Events

    Russian Gas, Ukraine and Europe

    12 May 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Pierre Noël,
    Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, IISS
    Monday 12 May 2014

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eleven: Asia’s Energy Supply and Maritime Security

    09 May 2014. 

    Asia drives global energy-consumption growth; Asia will dominate the global seaborne energy trade; Energy Imports as a source of security; Competition for energy resources; Sea lines of communication and access to markets; Maritime territorial disputes and energy security; Conclusion

  • Events

    New Climate Science: Implications for Security

    07 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Professor Neil Adger
    Professor of Geography, University of Exeter
    Professor Clionadh Raleigh
    Professor of Geography, University of Sussex
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 7 April 2014

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