Security & Conflict
Unfortunately, conflict and insecurity remain a structural concern to populations throughout Eurasia. From interstate war to regional sectarian tensions, matters of conflict and security are highly complex and layered instances. The effects of enduring conflict radiate out, combining humanitarian concern, with macro-level political discord. Beyond combat and humanitarian crises, the preservation of peace itself is often contingent on constant, pro-active dialogue. For durable resolution of both local and continental insecurity, third-party engagement is often indispensable. However, contextual expertise is critical to achieve any measure of success.
In the face of these complex issues, ISDP combines practical skill of mediation with contextual and theoretical expertise needed to make engagement meaningful. Many of ISDP‘s programs are directly committed to conflict-torn constituencies and regions at risk of escalating security situations, including both traditional and non-traditional security threats. Through a combination of both endogenous and exogenous expert research ISDP enables policymakers to base their decisions on the right information, under the right conditions.
Japan’s Opaque Energy Policy toward Russia: Is Abe Being Trumped by Putin?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with his self-proclaimed deep trust in President Vladimir Putin, has made striking a historic deal on improving Japan-Russia relations a priority. The Abe administration’s […]
Understanding North Korea’s Internal Strategy
In light of the recent, positive developments on the Korean Peninsula (chief among them the apparent 180-degree turnaround by Chairman Kim Jong Un on the issue of denuclearization) it is […]
Window of Opportunity: Breaking Impasse on the Korean Peninsula
Key Points • One year since North Korea’s last long-range missile test, a flurry of bilateral summit diplomacy has significantly reduced political and military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. • […]
Are China and the U.S. Heading for Open Confrontation?
On 30 September 2018, just one day before China’s National Day, the US guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur entered, without China’s permission, within 12 nautical miles of Nanxun (Gaven) and Chigua (Johnson) Reefs […]
Japan’s Dilemma with Sanctions Policy Towards Russia: A Delicate Balancing Act
Dr. Maria Shagina gives her views on Japan’s position when it comes to following international sanctions placed on Russia. Her paper explains how the country’s strategic interests have often collided […]
The Inter-Korean Military Agreement: Risk of War Diminished?
As of November 01, 2018, many of the provisions in the Inter-Korean military agreement, came into force. This policy brief explains what the agreement means and how it will practically […]