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    IISS Oppenheimer Lecture

    Peace and Stability in Africa

    His Honour Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, assesses the continent's security challenges.

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    Strategic Comment

    Thailand’s political direction

    A founding member of ASEAN, Thailand has become somewhat introverted in the past decade. But there are now good prospects for the country to regain political stability and resume a more assertive regional role.

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    Military Balance 2018

    Your essential guide to the world's militaries

    The new edition of The Military Balance, our annual assessment of global militaries and defence economics, is out now.

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ASIA'S PREMIER DEFENCE SUMMIT

Countdown to the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will deliver the Keynote speech at the 2018 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. Asia's premier defence summit is set to take place in Singapore on 1–3 June.

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