Tensions In South China Sea, Shangri-La Dialogue, And South Asia



03-06-2015_China-claims-Paracel-Spratly-IslandsA media discussion on VOA Urdu Program ‘Round Table’ held on June 1, 2015. The debate covers the tensions in South China Sea related to Island reclamation and the 14th Shangri-La Security Dialogue that took place in Singapore from May 29-31.

The topics included maritime security and navigation, strategic pathways, and regional connectivity, especially from the vantage point of South Asia.

The panel participants:

Sangeen Shah – Researcher, King College London

Arif Ansar – Chief Analyst, PoliTact, Washington DC

Dr Arif Kamal – Director of Global Studies, Institute of Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Pakistan

Brigadier (R) Saad Nazir – Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad

Brigadier (R) Imran Malik – Faculty National Institute of Peace and Security Studies, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad


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