• IISS Voices

    China’s radar installations in the Spratly Islands – what do they tell us about its ambitions for the South China Sea?

    19 February 2018.  China’s land reclamation activities in the South China Sea are currently focused on the installation of military infrastructure on its new islands. It has long been known that these new developments include runways, port facilities and military defences, however, in a significant boost to China’s surveillance and intelligence capabilities, as well as its power-projection efforts, new imagery indicates that they also feature a sprawling new network of radars of varying...

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 6: Asia

    14 February 2018.  Asia: Concerns over China; Five Power Defence Arrangements; Korean Peninsula; Regional insurgency and terrorism; Defence economics; Macroeconomics: the world’s fastest-growing region; Defence budgets and procurement: responding to latent threats; Arms industry: push on self-reliance and intra-Asian arms trade
    China: Policy developments; Organisational reform; New CMC leadership changes; Space; Expanding international presence; People’s Liberation Army; People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force; People’s Liberation Army Air Force: continuing reorganisation; People’s Liberation Army Navy; Defence economics; Reorganising the defence science and
    technology system; Implementing major projects; Defence-industry reform; Civil–military integration; Funding
    Taiwan: Bolstering defence capability; Defence economics; Defence industry

  • Survival

    Cold War in East Asia?

    20 November 2017.  Even if the United States and China are not in a global ideological competition, ideas and doctrines have weight.

  • Events

    Tensions in Asia: prospects for the peaceful resolution of conflicts

    15 June 2017. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 Discussion Series
    Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
    Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
    Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute
    Chaired by Rick Grove, President, US Friends of the IISS; CEO, Rutter Associates
    The Princeton Club of New York, New York
    Thursday 15 June, 6.30–8pm EDT

  • Events

    Launch of Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2017

    02 June 2017. 

    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue
    Dr William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, IISS
    Dr Matthew Cottee, Research Associate, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, IISS
    Professor Ben Schreer, Head, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University 
    Dr Euan Graham, Director, International Security Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy
    Dr Brendan Taylor, Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University.
    Chaired by Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia
    Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
    Friday 2 June, 5.30–6.15pm SGT

  • 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?

  • 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 Dossiers

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2017

    23 May 2017. 

    Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security

  • Events

    Saving Afghanistan’s Transition

    11 April 2017. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Professor William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University
    Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Sunday Times
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 11 April 2017, 1–2pm BST

  • Events

    Change and uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific

    13 March 2017. 

    Fullerton Lecture
    The Honourable Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia
    The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 13 March 2017, 6–7pm SGT

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