The dangerous dance of the Elephants: Shangri-La conference 2022

Singapore (16 June).

The annual 19th round of the UK-based International Institute for Strategic Studies the Shangri-La Dialogue (10–12 June 2022), took place in Singapore. After a two-year interruption due to COVID finally, some regularity returned to the island state and the annual dangerous dance of the Elephants has resumed, the Shangri-La dialogue. But was the conference the “American Munich” for Asia as asked by the former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd?

This commentary will take a contrarian view on the various grandeur statements made by the peer competitors if the 2022 conference was the Munich of Asia.


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