• IISS Voices

    Why India and China need to turn down heat on simmering border dispute

    13 July 2017.  While neither India nor China wants current tensions in their unresolved border dispute to escalate, the crisis risks destabilising their fragile relationship if they cannot find a face-saving solution. It can no longer be seen in isolation from wider inter-regional developments in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Military Balance Blog

    China’s ramjet progress, but with speed constraints?

    10 July 2017.  China continues to move toward fielding one or more designs of rocket/ramjet-powered air-to-air missiles, with local scientific-press reports of further recent flight tests: but missile speed, rather than the speed of progress, is – for now – a point of uncertainty.

  • IISS Voices

    Smart sanctions on Chinese firms to stop illicit North Korea ties

    30 June 2017.  Washington's application of sanctions against Chinese entities with alleged ties to illicit North Korean activities was long overdue, argue Mark Fitzpatrick and Minori Fryer. It should have been clear to Trump well before now that China was not going to solve the North Korea problem.

  • Strategic Comments

    US–China dialogue and the tenuous bilateral relationship

    28 June 2017. 

    Despite recent diplomatic efforts by Washington and Beijing to keep the bilateral relationship on an even keel, China has continued to behave assertively in the Asia-Pacific and Chinese President Xi Jinping has effectively promulgated his own vision for a regional and global order. In the absence of a robust or coherent US policy for the region, China appears to have gained the upper hand in terms of the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Shifting sands in the South China Sea

    04 June 2017.  The South China Sea dispute shows no sign of ending, despite a tribunal decision on the issue last July. See how China, the US and the Philippines have addressed the problem in recent months. 

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Malcolm Turnbull discusses the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

    03 June 2017.  The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 'is a remarkable conference', says Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull. By hosting frank discussions the dialogue builds trust and confidence between nations. 

  • Shangri-La Voices

    NATO General Denis Mercier on challenges common to both the Atlantic and the Pacific

    03 June 2017.  On the sidelines of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 NATO General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, talked to us about the common challenges faced by NATO and the Asia Pacific region.

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Five: India’s Evolving Strategic Response to China

    02 June 2017. 

    Why India Worries About China; India’s Evolving Nuclear Posture; India’s Naval Development; Relations with the United States; Relations with Japan; Relations with Australia; Acting East: Indian Policy in Southeast Asia; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Four: American and Asia-Pacific Responses to China’s South China Sea Actions

    02 June 2017. 

    Asean’s Struggle to Formulate Responses; The Hague Arbitral Tribunal Award; Freedom of Navigation Operations – Surface and Air; Regional Attitudes Towards Freedom of Navigation; Growing Security Bonds Among Regional States; Conclusion

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Three: China’s Strategic Objectives at Sea

    02 June 2017. 

    Hierarchy of National-Security and Maritime Priorities; Authoritative Sources Outline Maritime Strategy; High–Low Execution with Three Sea Forces; Conclusion

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