The Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment 2018 is the fifth IISS Strategic Dossier to be published in association with the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. It examines a broad array of regional security themes relevant to the policy-focussed discussions expected at the Dialogue in 2018 in beyond:
The evolving roles of the United States and China in Asia-Pacific security;
Military and naval policies and deployments in the region, including detailed analyses of missile-defence and undersea capabilities;
The confluence of ongoing domestic security concerns and emerging transnational threats
The achievements in and prospects for regional security cooperation, including through the ASEAN institutional architecture.
Chapter 1: Trump’s first year in Asia
Chapter 2: China’s regional leadership role
Chapter 3: The North Korean challenge: East and Southeast Asian reactions
Chapter 4: The Siege of Marawi: significance and implications
Chapter 5: Japan’s developing regional and international security policy
Chapter 6: Ballistic-missile defence in East Asia
Chapter 7: The regional and international context of freedom-of-navigation operations
Chapter 8: European navies and regional security
Chapter 9: Submarine and anti-submarine warfare capabilities in the Asia-Pacific
Chapter 10: Rising military expenditure in Asia: towards greater strategic autonomy?
Chapter 11: The ADMM and ADMM-Plus: regional security mechanisms that work?