The quality of the security environment is much affected by the nature of the regional security architecture. If Asia is not quite yet a unified security community, it is certainly a vibrant security market-place.
Security here is regularly being bought, rented, leveraged, reinsured merged and acquired through a dizzying array of strategic partnerships, ad hoc co-operative relationships and formal defence alliances, some reflected, others less so, in existing institutional structures.
The Shangri-La Dialogue has a very special place within the present architecture in helping to inter-mediate these distinct and emerging defence relationships as it includes the national security establishments of all the key states- International Institute for Strategic Studies
Dr. John Chipman
Dr. John Chipman is the Director-General and Chief Executive at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, England.
The 2012 Grotius Lecturer and recipient of ASIL's Honorary Member Award, Jakob Kellenberger, has served as President of the International Committee of the Red Cross since 2000. His Grotius Lecture will reflect on the meeting theme—"Confronting Complexity"—in the context of contemporary international humanitarian law.
General Aye Myint Kyu
Brigadier General Aye Myint Kyu is the of deputy minister of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar.
Dr. Julio Pinto
Julio Tomas Pinto is that Secretary of State for Defense of Timor-Leste.
Najib Tun Razak
Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak is a Malaysian politician who has been the country's deputy prime pinister since January 7, 2004.
Najib is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), and is currently the deputy president of the party.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia posits the scale of a natural disaster that he believes constitutes a "complex emergency" and proposes a particular collaborative approach to the international response that must follow such disasters.
In light of the recent tragedies in Myanmar and China, Dr. Kellenberger sets forth what he sees as the proper priorities in responding to humanitarian emergencies within the crucial first hours in order to minimize human suffering and save lives.