The Institute for Security and Development Policy regularly issues a variety of publications ranging from shorter Policy Briefs to more comprehensive studies in its Asia and Silk Road Papers series. Explore the different series below.
Pyongyang’s ‘weapons first, negotiations later’ strategy
On 9 September 2016, the US Geological Survey detected a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the area of North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground test site. Four hours later, North Korean state television announced that […]
The Tale of the Split that Brought Down Turkey
The July 15 coup has devastated the Turkish state, left institutions hollow, and inflicted a lasting trauma on the population. It is now increasingly clear that the state in Turkey […]
Uzbekistan after Karimov: a EU on the sidelines?
On August 29, news broke of the death of the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, at the age of 78. Amid conflicting reports on the status of the president’s health, […]
Hongkongers’ Post-1997 Identity Crisis at the Heart of Youthful Mistrust of Government
Phil C.W. Chan says it’s possible to be both a ‘localist’, who cares deeply about the city’s social and economic problems, and accept that Hong Kong is part of China […]
Konfucius samtal betraktas som det mest inflytelserika verket i Kinas historia. Trots att Konfucius levde för 2 500 år sedan är han än idag flitigt citerad och hans lära både […]
Hong Kong Electoral Officials have Overstepped their Boundaries by Barring Pro-independence Candidate
Phil C.W. Chan and Paul Serfaty say the electoral commission’s rejection of Edward Leung as a candidate for the Legislative Council election was unequivocally unlawful. In an international city famed […]
Turkey’s Fractured State
The Turkish military is known to be a stronghold of Kemalism, the secularist and nationalist ideology of the founder of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. So when the Islamic conservative Justice […]
Turkey’s Failed Coup Has Left Erdogan Facing a Test
Talk politics with anyone in Turkey and it is only a matter of time before the conspiracy theories surface. For the skeptical, the temptation is to respond with a weary […]
Post-Putsch Narratives and Turkey’s Curious Coup
Many of the details of the failed putsch in Turkey on July 15, 2016 still remain unclear. But, although it is possible that there was some form of involvement, there […]
Is Turkey Becoming a Banana Republic?
The failed military coup in Turkey provides a window into just how unstable and vulnerable Turkey has become. The coup is a unique but not isolated event, more than anything […]