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.
Asserting Statehood: Kazakhstan’s Role in International Organizations
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has developed a record of being the most proactive and innovative former Soviet republic in the sphere of international cooperation. Kazakhstan’s multilateral […]
Winning the Peace in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has made considerable progress in securing the peace after decades of violence. However, Alec Forss argues, much work remains to be done.
The EU, Central Asia, and the Development of Continental Transport and Trade
Since the collapse of the USSR, a number of initiatives have embarked, separately or together, on the momentous task of rebuilding trade and transportation arteries across Central Asia and the […]
Turkey the Sentinel — With a License for Authoritarian Rule
The interplay of Western interests and internal Turkish dynamics has more often boosted authoritarianism than democracy in Turkey. Turkey’s strategic value as a “sentinel” during the Cold War gave Turkish […]
South Korea: A Driver for Cooperative Security in Northeast Asia?
With regional security trends in Northeast Asia tending towards rising uncertainty and risk, the region is urgently in need of a new security model. This paper outlines why South Korea must assume […]
Central, East Europe’s road to benefits
The One Belt, One Road initiative needs to be aligned with Central and Eastern European Counties’ development plans, argues Dr. Minru Liu. Coordination and cooperation in this diverse region are […]
Much at stake for Turnbull and the region at East Asia Summit
The 10th East Asia Summit this weekend promises to be one of the most interesting bits of summitry in some time. This, the last stop on Malcolm Turnbull’s five-nation tour […]
Turkey’s Future: If not a “Big Finland,” Maybe a “Small China?”
The AKP regime does not stand out in the history of the Turkish republic because it is authoritarian. Rather, what makes it unique is that its endeavor to establish uncontested […]
Myanmar and the Case for UN Resolution 1325
From sexual violence to socio-economic hardships, women have borne a disproportionate share of the burden in Myanmar’s decades-long civil war. As the country undergoes a protracted peace process, more needs […]
Erdogan’s Pyrrhic Victory: The Turkish Election and the Prospects for a Presidential System
The November 1 general election was a victory for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) rather than for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Although he is likely to try to use […]