• Shangri-La Voices

    Meeting Asia’s complex security challenges – Highlights and analysis of Ashton Carter's address

    04 June 2016.  The creation of a principled security network would allow the continued rise and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region, posited US Defense Secretary Dr Ashton Carter in his plenary speech at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. IISS Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security Nick Childs examines the key messages contained in Ashton Carter’s speech.

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Containing the North Korean Threat

    04 June 2016. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 Special Session One
    Chair: General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, Senior Adviser for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, IISS; former Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom
    Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan 
    Yoon Soon Gu, Director-General, International Policy Bureau, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Korea   
    Colonel Lu Yin, Associate Researcher, National Defense University, People’s Liberation Army, China
    Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea, Leeds University

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Alexander Neill: Managing a new security dilemma

    03 June 2016.  By Alexander Neill, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security The 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue Asia Security Summit kicks off today with the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha giving his keynote speech to about 600 delegates. Twenty-one defence ministers and deputy defence ministers are leading delegations to Singapore this year for the summit, and over 30 countries are represented. Over the course of this weekend, over 40 renowned panellists will...

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Mark Fitzpatrick: Squeezing North Korea’s foreign earnings

    03 June 2016.  The 1 June decision by the United States Treasury to name North Korea as a ‘primary money laundering concern’ is the latest in a series of efforts by concerned nations to peacefully change Pyongyang’s calculus, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Video: Highlights from Day 1 of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue

    03 June 2016.  Thailand's Prime Minister, General (Retd) Prayut Chan-o-cha, delivered the Keynote Address on the opening night of the 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. Here are all the highlights from the first day of Asia’s premier defence and security summit.

  • Shangri-La Voices

    William Choong: Why China's salami-slicing in South China Sea is bad news

    01 June 2016.  By William Choong, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security Earlier this year, a Japanese official came to talk to me about Japan's bid to secure Australia's massive A$50 billion (S$50 billion) contract to build submarines. He touted the advantage of Japan's Soryu class of submarines, and diplomatically sketched out weaknesses in the rival French and German bids. The French and Germans, he said, were "cheating" in trumping up the capabilities of...

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2016

    27 May 2016. 

    Key developments and trends in Asia-Pacific security

  • Shangri-La Voices

    Tim Huxley: The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2016 will take place amid rising regional security tensions

    20 May 2016.  By Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia The 15th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore from 3–5 June will take place in the midst of an Asia-Pacific regional security environment in which inter-state tensions have become more pronounced over the last 12 months. A particular focus of international concern has been China’s construction on features it occupies in the South China Sea, and the rapid militarisation of some of these islets and reefs. Some...

  • Events

    Perspectives on the South China Sea

    20 May 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, China's Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 20 May 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 6: Asia-Pacific

    05 May 2016. 

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

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