IPP REVIEW–Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue

Home  →    →  Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue are two of the most important security dialogues regionally and possibly globally. It is therefore no wonder that they attract a lot of attention from the media, analysts, policy makers and other stakeholders. The Xiangshan Forum was inaugurated in 2006 and it became a Track 1.5 event in 2015. In that year, Petko Draganov, Head of the United Nations (UN) Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia spoke on behalf of the UN Secretary-General and delivered his message to the Xiangshan Forum. He highlighted the situation of the Korean Peninsula tensions as a major issue in the East Asian region and urged Xiangshan Forum stakeholders to bring that into focus during their discussions. Coincidentally, this issue has become a major focus in 2018 at regional meetings in Asia. It was discussed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, the 32nd ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit, the China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral summit in Tokyo, both Moon-Kim summits, the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue, and the highly anticipated up...

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Kohl’s Black Friday 2019: Here Are The Best Deals

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