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.
Sunday’s election in Thailand unlikely to bring reprieve
After a three-hour meeting on Tuesday between the Election Commission (EC) and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the caretaker government has decided to press ahead with the general election scheduled for […]
South Asia taps into water cooperation
South Asia faces increased challenges regarding the availability and quality of water, exacerbated by a lack of cooperation that fuels tensions among neighboring countries. Two recent alliances run counter to […]
A new wave of violence and Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar
At least 40 Muslims are reported to have been killed in Buddhist-led attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine State last week, a Fortify Rights report released last Thursday stated.
Dangers in North Korean dual-track strategy
North Korea would appear to have somewhat softened its confrontational stance in favor of a more constructive policy in recent weeks, a development which has seen the normalization of the […]
Turkey and Syria: A Slippery Slope
Opinion letter on US-Turkish relations. Regarding the article “Turkey needs Obama’s help on Syria” (Views, May 18) by Soner Cagaptay and James F. Jeffrey: The United States should do the […]
Minsta lilla misstag kan ge en eskalering
Utspelet är bara det senaste i en rad hot som Nordkorea spottat ur sig den senaste tiden. Tidigare i mars rev landet avtalet om vapenvila med Sydkorea i protest mot […]
Shale Gas: The Key in the US’ Asia Pivot? (republished)
The “shale gas revolution” in the US could provide significant leverage in the US “pivot” to Asia. As China looks to absorb the technological know-how of shale gas extraction from […]
Kachin Unrest: China’s Mixed Blessing (republished)
Unrest in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin state is a headache for Beijing. Yet it is also an opportunity to promote Chinese strategic aims in the country. China wants what Myanmar has […]
Two Steps Forward & Four Steps back: The Impact of the North Korean Nuclear Test (republished)
Reflections on North Korea’s third nuclear test and what impacts it may have on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S., China and the region.