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.
Terror Likely to Strengthen Turkish Militarism
The wave of terror that has struck Turkey since last year is likely to have the cumulative effect of bolstering militarism as a response to the country’s Kurdish challenge. For […]
After North Korea’s Nuclear Test: The Dilemma of Response
Sangsoo Lee and Alec Forss discuss the dilemmas faced by the international community following from North Korea’s recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
Modi’s growth push casts shadow on chances of long-term success
At the time when India is becoming the rotating presiding country of the BRICS group, the myth that India’s economy has successfully caught up with China’s also resonates. Indeed, behind […]
Dreams and Nightmares: Turkey’s Unspoken Drift towards Civil War
The sustained clashes in urban areas that have wracked southeast Turkey in recent months mark a new stage in the decades-old insurgency of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and threaten […]
Financing War or Facilitating Peace? The Impact of Rebel Drug Trafficking on Peace Negotiations in Colombia and Myanmar
Rebel involvement in drug trafficking is broadly found to prolong and intensify civil wars. Being an illicit good with strong demand, high profit margins, limited barriers to entry, and few […]
La Turquie, est-elle destinée à durer ?
La Turquie était censée représenter un « modèle » pour le Moyen-Orient. Pour l’Occident en quête d’un antidote à l’islamisme, le pays a incarné les espoirs de laïcité et de […]
Can Myanmar Avoid Conflict Pitfalls in its Hydro Blitz?
Myanmar has the lowest rate of electrification in Southeast Asia. Addressing the population’s energy needs is essential for economic development and alleviating poverty. However, tapping into the country’s rich hydropower […]
Is Turkey at War with the “Islamic State?”
Terrorist attacks that target opponents of the Turkish regime and for which the “Islamic state” is held responsible are used to legitimize a “war against terrorism” that is a euphemism […]
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.