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.
China’s New Silk Road: a Security Deficit?
China needs to partner up with the governments of Greater Central Asia to increase stability and security or the New Silk Road initiative will be difficult to implement, writes Niklas […]
The Turkish-Kurdish Energy Deal Could Pave Way for Iraq’s Breakup
Initially encountering serious challenges, the energy cooperation ıs about to bring profound changes in the region.
Nuclear Safety Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Northeast Asia—dominated by China, Japan, and South Korea—is currently the world’s third largest energy-consuming region. Comparatively rapid economic growth in Northeast Asia than other regions, driven largely by energy-intensive sectors […]
Curbing Militancy: Regulating Pakistan’s Madrassas
Thousands of madrassas in Pakistan remain completely unregulated by the government and their sources of funding unknown while many more thousands offer an education to their students with bleak employment […]
Erdoğan’s War: The Causes and Consequences of the Upsurge in Kurdish Violence
In recent weeks, Turkey has been wracked by an escalation in Kurdish-related violence. Not only could the upsurge have been prevented but there are fears that the worst may yet […]
Bangkok blast: A look at the main suspects
At 6.55pm yesterday in central Bangkok a bomb blast ripped through the heart of the city. The explosion — in Ratchaprasong near a Hindu Shrine, five-star hotels and busy shopping […]
The forgotten success story: Japan and the methamphetamine problem
This paper examines Japan’s policy towards methamphetamine (Japanese: hiropon). Opium has been used in Japan for medicinal purposes since 1722. However, it was strictly controlled. The result was that drug […]
The Case for a Coalition with the CHP: the AKP Needs to Refurbish Its Image in the West
The AKP’s loss of its absolute majority in the June 7 parliamentary election may paradoxically offer the regime the chance to refurbish its tarnished image in the West. That, at […]
China’s New National Security Law
On 1 July the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress passed a new national security law. The draft summarises all kinds of domestic and international risks, and the […]
Sanctions against North Korea: a tricky dilemma
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world. Yet the sanctions have been costly and technically difficult to implement. And […]