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    The 2017 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: video highlights

    30 June 2017.  A two-minute guide to Asia’s premier defence and security summit.

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    Does President Trump Tweet for the United States?

    06 June 2017.  By Dana Allin, Senior Fellow for American Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs The current American president is like a black hole, extending an irresistible gravitational field that shapes and pulls almost the totality of our thoughts, attention and discourse. Part of this is the nature of the office, a kind of elected executive monarchy that combines immense power and immense symbolic representation to attract, even in normal times, inordinate attention, such...

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    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. 

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    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: Day 3 Highlights

    05 June 2017.  The final day of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue saw panellists offer varied approaches as to how to address the region’s most challenging security questions, with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, religious extremism and the South China Sea disputes dominating the debate.

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    SEAYLP: sowing the seeds for ASEAN’s evolution

    05 June 2017.  ASEAN needs to stand united and formulate a coordinated response to counter an emboldened China and the spread of Islamic State ideology, argues SEAYLP delegate Nurul Izzah Anwar.

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    Security aspirations for Asia

    05 June 2017.  Aspiration alone is not enough for Southeast Asian states to defend the regional rules-based order, which is under threat. As SEAYLP delegate Angelica Mangahas discovered, breaking big challenges down into smaller bites is a good place to start.

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    Whose rules-based order? A Reflection from SEAYLP

    05 June 2017.  Reflecting on discussions with fellow SEAYLP delegates, Nobuhiko Tamaki disputes the Western origins of the rules-based order in Southeast Asia and examines efforts by regional governments to engage China.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    IISS Shangri-La Dialogue: Day 1 Highlights

    03 June 2017.  Opening the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue with his first major speech on defence and security, Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull called for a rules-based regional order in which nations could pursue their interests without fear of coercion.

IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2018

The 17th Asia Security Summit will be held in Singapore on 1–3 June 2018.

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