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In a landmark address, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will outline the Trump administration's policies on the Asia-Pacific at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017.
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Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, while inexperienced in international affairs, is inclined to return France to a de Gaulle/Mitterand tradition of national assertiveness. At the same time, his native prudence, as well as the geostrategic realities of the early twenty-first century, suggest more continuity than change.
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The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 will take place in Singapore from 2–4 June. This year, the keynote speech will be given by the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull.
The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s utility to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has bolstered its military capability and territorial position in Syria – despite Turkey's opposition.
The 16th Asia Security Summit, a unique meeting of ministers and delegates from over 50 countries, will take place on 2–4 June 2017 in Singapore.
This Adelphi book takes a look at the lessons militaries need to learn from the US-led interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their implications for the future character of war.
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