ISDP’s Focus Asia series serve as a forum for the Institute’s visiting researchers to provide their viewpoints on the security and development issues affecting their countries, which add a much-needed Asian perspective to the policy and research debate.
Harnessing Myanmar’s Hydropower and Negotiating Conflict
As the country develops, Myanmar urgently needs to increase electricity generating capacity. In order to do so Naypyidaw must continue to develop the country’s hydropower sector if it hopes to meet […]
Chinese Cultural Security in the Information Communication Era
This paper addresses the subject of cultural security which has increasingly come into focus in China in recent years with greater attention being accorded to such by the government. It […]
A Tale of Two Koreas: Breaking the Vicious Circle
This paper traces the history of inter-Korean relations, highlighting that the failure of the ROK and DPRK to recognize each other remains a key obstacle to normalizing relations and resolving […]
EU-Myanmar Relations: Toward Greater Engagement
EU-Myanmar relations have come a long way in recent years since sanctions were first imposed on Myanmar in 1990. This paper accordingly provides an overview of the improvement in bilateral […]
Myanmar’s Economic Reform and Development: Prospects and Challenges
Implementing economic reform is an imperative for Myanmar. Since the new civilian government came to power in 2011, it has undertaken a series of reform measures with varying degrees of […]
Myanmar’s Mineral Resources: Boon or Bane for the Peace Process?
As investors look to tap into new opportunities in Myanmar’s resource and mining sectors they risk undermining the fragile peace process and provoking tensions between the government and armed ethnic […]
The Challenges of Trust Building in Myanmar
Myanmar is currently undergoing a transition in which trust building will be essential to establishing the country along a path of peaceful development.While progress has been made, there are some significant […]