• Events

    Nuclear Security in Pakistan

    07 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Adil Sultan
    Visiting Research Fellow for South Asia (Strategic Affairs)
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 7 July July 2015, 11am-12:30pm

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Shooting for the Moon

    05 June 2015.  On Tuesday 2 June, at the Royal Society in London, a group of eminent UK academics led by former UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir David King issued a call for a ‘Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change’. We’ve heard this sort of thing before – in 2008, for example, former US Vice President Al Gore called for an Apollo programme to achieve 100% of US electricity production from...

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Emerging Challenges to Small State Security in the Asia-Pacific

    30 May 2015. 

    Chair: Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, IISS 
    Dr Cirilo José Cristóvão, Minister of Defence, Timor-Leste 
    Dr Fabian Pok, Minister for Defence, Papua New Guinea 
    Air Vice-Marshal Mike Yardley, Chief of Air Force, New Zealand
    Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhuo, Deputy Director-General, China-US Defense Relations Research Center, Academy of Military Science, People’s Liberation Army, China

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Seven: Back in the Game: Russia’s Potential in Asia and the Pacific

    26 May 2015. 

    Developing and defending the Russian far east; Securing Russia’s eastern regions; The Russian Navy in the Pacific; Training, exercises and operations; Projecting influence and power; Increased operational activity; Defence diplomacy; Arms sales

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Two: The Asia–Middle East Nexus: Dependency and Resilience

    26 May 2015. 

    Sinews of Interdependence; Soaring energy-led trade; Surging cross-investment; Labour migration and remittances; Vulnerabilities and Challenges; Market uncertainty; The resurgence of global jihadism and the rise of ISIS; Asian presence in conflict zones; Managing Security Risks; The credibility and sustainability of the US role; Coping with and adapting to market uncertainty; Responding to the resurgence of global jihadism 

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 5: International rescue: Beijing’s mass evacuation from Libya

    23 May 2015. 

    Beijing entered a new era in spring 2011 when, as part of a larger evacuation, four Chinese military planes landed in the southern Libyan desert to rescue stranded Chinese workers.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 6: China in deep in the oil-rich Sudans

    22 May 2015. 

    Of all the countries with a significant Chinese economic and human presence, the Sudans have been the biggest test of Beijing’s principle of non-interference.

  • Expert Commentary

    Financial Times: Brussels blames Gazprom for its own failings

    30 April 2015.  By Pierre Noel, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security The EU Commission has accused Russian gas company Gazprom of anti-competitive practices in its dealings with several EU countries. In a new op-ed, Pierre Noel assesses the validity of this claim. Read the full article at the Financial Times (subscription required)

  • Expert Commentary

    Asian Investment Conference: The new energy reality – are low crude prices here to stay?

    27 April 2015.  Asian Investment Conference Keynote Panel with Dr Pierre Noël, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Senior Fellow for Economic and Energy Security, Professor Ni Lexiong, School of International Studies and Public Administration, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE - FACTS Global Energy and Dr Ken Koyama, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan What are the dynamics impacting energy prices, and particularly oil – now and...

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter Eleven: Securing Middle East Oil

    15 December 2014. 

    Could China replace the United States in the role of guarantor of security in the Gulf?

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