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.
North Korea diplomacy: Irresistible forces and immovable objects
North Korea’s nuclear test on 6 January was not a surprise. Over the past year the single cause for speculation was about how long Pyongyang would postpone the test.
New Silk Road
More than two millennia ago, two main trade routes linked ancient China with other nations in the world–the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road. Since these ancient times, the […]
Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement
How can peace be brokered between warring sides in conflicts over self-determination and what roles do external third parties play? Martina Klimesova examines the question thoroughly in this book.
Turkey does not want to be left out of the Trans-Atlantic community
The Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has always cherished strong economic bonds with the West, recognizing that both the EU and the U.S. are vital for Turkey’s foreign […]
Fourth Vector: Making Sense of Kazakhstan’s Activism in International Organizations
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has developed a track record of being the most proactive and innovative former Soviet republic in the sphere of international cooperation. Kazakhstan’s […]
The EU and Kazakhstan: Developing a Partnership in Trade and Transport
In 2015, the EU revised its Strategy for Central Asia, and finalized an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan. These welcome steps will not turn the EU into a […]
Stoking the Fires: Crises, Conspiracies and Miscalculations
In theory, the restoration of the parliamentary majority of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the general election of November 1 should have been an opportunity to address Turkey’s […]
Kazakhstan: An Island of Stability in a Turbulent Region
Kazakhstan’s stability and predictability has been central to the newly uprgraded status of relations with the European Union. Key to this is Astana’s model of orderly and centralized reforms as […]
Kazakhstan’s Bid for the UN Security Council
Since independence, Kazakhstan’s foreign policy – and its multilateral relations in particular – has expressed a clear logic: to develop a role as a respectable international citizen that can be […]
Hydropower and Social Conflict in Vietnam: Lessons for Myanmar
Harnessing Myanmar’s hydropower, while essential for the country’s development, has significant potential to stir social unrest in ethnic states. Trang Do and Elliot Brennan argue that Vietnam’s experience in this […]