• IISS Voices

    China's draft intelligence law

    26 May 2017.  New draft legislation calls on all Chinese people and organisations to collaborate and cooperate with Beijing’s intelligence work. The proposed Intelligence Law has emerged quietly, but includes sweeping new powers. What clues does this vaguely worded document hold to the future of Chinese activities at home and abroad?

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 18 to 24 May

    25 May 2017.  US–Russia rift, industry resists new Chinese cyber law, Facebook hit with fine.

  • Events

    US alliance structure in East Asia

    25 May 2017. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 Discussion Series
    Masataka Okano, Political Minister, Embassy of Japan to the United States
    Mira Rapp-Hooper, Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security
    David B. Shear, formerly performed the duties of Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
    Chaired by Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Thursday 25 May 2017, 10.00-11.30am EDT

  • Strategic Comments

    The WannaCry ransomware attack

    23 May 2017. 

    The worldwide 'WannaCry' ransomware attack of uncertain origin earlier this month did little lasting damage. Nevertheless, it indicated widespread vulnerability to threats from outlier states and non-state actors, which pose the greatest risks to cyber security. While governments and industry should adopt a more systematic and anticipatory approach to minimising such threats, they are unlikely to treat the attack as a major wake-up call.

  • IISS Voices

    North Korea moves closer to missile that could strike US

    19 May 2017.  After a successful test earlier this month, the Hwasong-12 has emerged as North Korea’s longest range missile system. Recent progress takes Pyongyang closer to full Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capability – until that goal is reached, diplomatic overtures from South Korea, China and the US will likely come to nothing.

  • Survival

    Trump’s Missing Asia Strategy

    16 May 2017.  Mixed messaging and the doctrine of ‘America First’ are generating scepticism and anxiety among America’s allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 6: Asia-Pacific

    09 May 2017. 

    China (Xinjiang)
    Myanmar
    Philippines (ASG)
    Philippines (MILF)
    Philippines (NPA)
    Southern Thailand

  • Expert Commentary

    China and the South China Sea: ‘you shall not pass’

    28 April 2017.  Is Beijing’s apparent willingness to accelerate talks with ASEAN on a South China Sea Code of Conduct just a stalling tactic? With China’s land-reclamation and militarisation programme continuing apace, the United States must be prepared to enforce a red line in the South China Sea if the regional rules-based order is to prevail, argues William Choong.

  • Strategic Comments

    China–North Korea relations and the 19th Party Congress

    28 April 2017. 

    China has come under increasing American pressure to lean on North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes. But Chinese President Xi Jinping's priority is to maintain the domestic and international status quo to ensure the Communist Party's smooth transition behind him at the 19th Party Congress next autumn. Until that process has been completed, major change in Beijing's behaviour towards Pyongyang is unlikely.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 20 to 26 April

    27 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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