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.
New Silk Road
More than two millennia ago, two main trade routes linked ancient China with other nations in the world–the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road. Since these ancient times, the […]
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 […]
Future of Drug Policy: Real Solutions Grounded in Global Evidence
Japan is a country well-known for its well-organized society, economic successes, advanced technology, exquisite food, and sophisticated art. Yet, one of its remarkable successes seems to be largely unknown to […]
South Korea’s secret weapon against the North
On 25 August 2015, top-level negotiators from North and South Korea reached a six-point agreement in the aftermath of a period of high military tension. Now is a crucial time […]
University of Hong Kong’s decision not to appoint Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor smacks of political interference
What is happening to my alma mater, the University of Hong Kong, is saddening and worrying. HKU Faculty of Law gave me the skills, basic knowledge and mindset to become a […]
Turkey’s Military Rulers
On July 28, Turkey’s president Erdogan broke off negotiations with Kurdish leaders and resumed hostilities against the Kurdish separatist movement. The article argues that this represents a defeat for the […]
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.
China’s Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
For a time, there was a lull in the focus on rare earth elements (REEs) as a strategic resource. Investments by rare earth mining companies in the U.S. and Australia, […]
Erdogan’s Approaching Downfall—and a Kurdish Revolution
On June 7, Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, experienced his first electoral defeat—and a stinging one at that, his Justice and Development party (AKP) losing ten points and its majority […]