• Events

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Retrospective: Managing South China Sea Tensions

    29 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Weimin Liu, Minister Counselor Political, Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the United States
    Christopher Nelson, Editor, The Nelson Report; Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
    Josh Rogin, Political Analyst, CNN; Columnist, The Washington Post
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10–11.30AM EDT

  • Expert Commentary

    South China Morning Post: China is sailing solo on South China Sea issues, despite its claims to the contrary

    14 June 2016.  By William Choong and Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellows for Asia-Pacific Security For a forum frequently described as a defence ministers’ talk shop or a “media feast”, the Shangri-La ­Dialogue can boast num­erous achievements in its 15th year. As the latest sign of international pushback against China’s assertive activities in the South China Sea, France announced it would urge European Union states to coordinate “regular and visible” naval patrols in the disputed area...

  • Events

    Webinar: Debrief on IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016

    08 June 2016. 

    IISS Webinar
    Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia
    Wednesday 8 June 2016, 10–11AM BST

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    The Security Challenges of Irregular Migration

    04 June 2016. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Special Session Three
    Chair: Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director, IISS–Middle East
    Air Chief Marshal Agus Supriatna, Chief of Staff, Indonesian Air Force
    Senior Colonel Xu Qiyu, Deputy Director, Strategic Research Institute, National Defence University, People's Liberation Army, China 
    Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director, Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service
    Peter Jennings, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Australia

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Special Sessions

    04 June 2016. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Simultaneous Special Sessions

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Managing South China Sea Tensions

    04 June 2016. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Special Session Five
    Chair: Adam Ward, Director of Studies, IISS
    Lieutenant General Professor Dr Bui Van Nam, Vice Minister, Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam   
    Major General Yao Yunzhu,  Senior Fellow, Academy of Military Science, People's Liberation Army, China
    Dr Michael Reiterer, Principal Adviser, Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service
    Robert Beckman, Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Identifying Common Security Interests in the Cyber-Domain

    04 June 2016. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Special Session Five
    Chair: Eneken Tikk-Ringas, Consulting Senior Fellow for Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
    David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency; Deputy Secretary (Technology), Ministry of Defence, Singapore
    Santosh Jha, Joint Secretary, Policy Planning and Cyber, Ministry of External Affairs, India
    Qing Yu, Deputy Director-General, Bureau of Cybersecurity, Cyberspace Administration of China 
    Sean Kanuck, Former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, US   

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eleven: The Migration–Security Nexus in the Asia-Pacific

    03 June 2016. 

    Migration and border security; ISIS recruits from the Asia-Pacific; Uighur militants in China and Thailand; Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders; North Korean defectors and spies; Crime and violence by migrants; Migration and human security; Trafficked refugees and IDPs from Myanmar; Inadequate living conditions in Australia’s offshore detention centres; Dynamics of North Korean refugees in China and Southeast Asia; Trafficked brides, domestic workers and fishermen; Unauthorised economic migrants; The need for a more effective international protection regime; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Seven: North Korea’s threat to regional security

    03 June 2016. 

    Pyongyang’s multiple threats; Two Kims, four nuclear tests; Cyber and electronic warfare; The prioritisation problem; Cold War revived; Human rights; South Korea: sunshine, sunset; Kaesong; Potential flashpoints; Back to diplomacy?; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter One: Evolving American Views of China

    03 June 2016. 

    The US–China policy debate; US primacy and the rebalance; Regional security and the South China Sea; The Cyber threat; Trans-Pacific Partnership: trade to the fore; Consensus frays; Maintaining a floor in US–China relations; Conclusion

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