Rather than hoping for grandiose statements from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the region will actually be hoping for a repetition of the pledges to uphold regional security made by his predecessors at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue over the past 15 years, explains Dr William Choong.


This post is part of the 2017 IISS Shangri-La Voices blog. It will provide a lively mix of news and views from the 16th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, taking place in Singapore from 2–4 June.

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IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

The 16th Asia Security Summit took place in Singapore from 2–4 June 2017.


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