Shangri-La Dialogue 2010 Third Plenary Session

  • Alliances and Partnerships in Asia-Pacific Security: Dr Liam Fox

    It is a great pleasure to be back at the Shangri-La Dialogue and an honour to be able to speak to you this year as the new British Defence Secretary. In my new role, I have a daunting array of issues competing for attention. My top priority is the vital international campaign in Afghanistan where 9,500 British troops are working alongside their military and civilian colleagues from 60 other...
  • Alliances and Partnerships in Asia-Pacific Security: Kim Tae Young

    On behalf of the government of the Republic of Korea, I would like to first convey my sincere appreciation for the words of condolence extended by IISS Director Dr. John Chipman and many others regarding the "Cheonan" incident. Their kind words will be of great comfort to the bereaved families and the Korean people.  1. Introduction Distinguished defense ministers and security experts from the Asia-Pacific and Europe participating in the 9th Asia...
  • Alliances and Partnerships in Asia-Pacific Security: Senator John Faulkner

    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS I should note that the government of Australia has sent its defence minister to nine successive Shangri-La dialogues and it is with special pleasure that we receive for the first time Senator Faulkner. Senator John Faulkner,  Minister for Defence, Australia Thank you chair, ministerial colleagues. Ladies and gentlemen, in the years following World War II, as the world entered the nuclear age, nations grappled with...
  • Alliances and Partnerships in Asia-Pacific Security: Q&A

    Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University Dr. Fox, you started on a very demonstrative note concerning the new approach of your government and concluded on a very promising note about new opportunities.  It sounds confident, but what is your government’s attitude to President Obama’s views on withdrawal from Afghanistan next year.  This kind of declaration tends to produce an asymmetrical type of warfare, where the...
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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

The 16th Asia Security Summit took place in Singapore from 2–4 June 2017.