Northeast Asia has emerged as one of the most important regions in the world economy, but at the same time, it is also perceived to be one of the greatest threats to international security. Northeast Asia is one of the most militarized regions in the world, and there exists a high level of intra-regional distrust. Furthermore, in the wake of the economic, social and environmental transformations of recent decades, non-traditional threats have also risen, necessitating more complex approaches to regional security. Therefore, governments in the region face the challenge of dealing with a variety of emerging crises, both military and civilian.
ISDP explores the possibly unique dynamics of the region’s conflicts, societies, and development process in order to increase knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing Northeast Asia as a region in dealing with emerging crises. Since its inception, ISDP has acted as a hub for discussion in a variety of situations involving conflicts and crises and has developed strengths in these countries, and has developed an extensive network in Europe and Asia in the policy, academic, military, government and business communities that will allow it to bring together the relevant stakeholders.
Why Hong Kong Protesters Are Forcing University Leaders to Pick a Side – Academic Freedom is at Stake
One of the factors distinguishing the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, now in their 22nd week, from the 79-day “umbrella movement” in 2014 is the level of general support protesters continue to […]
Beyond the Management of the Reed Bank Collision
For more than two months before the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, visited China in late August, authorities from both countries had been dealing with a collision incident in […]
Rehabilitating North Korea’s Forests: The Struggle to Balance Conservation with Livelihoods
Venerated in art and poetry, Korea’s verdant mountain forests hold a special place in Korean people’s hearts. Like their political systems and economies, however, forest fortunes in North and South […]
Singapore is no alternative for Hongkongers angered by loss of freedoms – the Lion City’s restraints go far beyond Hong Kong’s
As Hongkongers who decry the erosion of freedoms look elsewhere, it’s worth remembering they still enjoy rights Singaporeans do not. For example, a counterpart to the hated Emergency Regulations Ordinance […]
Korea – en civilisation i kläm
Korea är en civilisation som lätt förbises vid jämförelser med Kina och Japan. Men den koreanska kulturen är unik och har haft stort inflytande på sin omvärld. Tryckkonsten med lösa, […]
What choice do Hong Kong protesters have when the options are the PLA or dictator-in-the-making Carrie Lam?
Born, raised and educated to university level in Hong Kong, I returned to the city on September 27, just before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of […]