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.
Quad 4.0? To Securitize or Not to Securitize
From an ad-hoc body that emerged to coordinate a response to a devastating tsunami in 2004, the Quad has grown into a critical and formalized framework with a practical agenda. […]
Economic Transformation Under Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Il noted the importance of both economic reforms and North Korea’s connecting with the outside world. However, domestic political constraints did not allow him to proceed with bold […]
Seoul and the Indo-Pacific Alliance Framework: Through an Indian Lens
Introduction: For long, South Korea has not fulfilled its middle power potential despite its economic and technological prowess. A large part of it is certainly due to the balancing required […]
Russian Foreign Policy under Putin: What Does it Mean for India?
Abstract: The special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia has been under renewed scrutiny since the latter launched an invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. New Delhi has […]
Japan’s Stance on a United Korea: Ambivalence or Realpolitik?
Introduction: Northeast Asia is at a critical juncture amid the gross uncertainty and chaos brought upon by geopolitical forces not just in the region but globally too. A wide range […]
India’s Act East Policy: Finding Opportunities in Post-Pandemic Adversities
Abstract: India’s Act East Policy has fallen short of its promised potential due to factors like China’s increasing influence in the region, rising tensions between India and China, and India’s […]
Exit Kiribati? The Pacific Islands Forum Faces Further Strife
Introduction: Before the start of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leadership summit in Suva, Fiji, there were high hopes that the political rifts that threatened to fracture the organization since last […]
Indo-Pacific at a Loss: The Abe Memoire
Within a divided world, Abe’s most defining legacy for Japan, the regional and global community, was that he built a united democratic Indo-Pacific coalition. Often termed the most “Consequential Prime […]
China in Sri Lanka and Solomon Islands: Role of Littorals in the Geopolitical Competition
Abstract: This issue brief discusses the growing Chinese sphere of influence in Sri Lanka and Solomon Islands, its impact on the region and on the regional powers, India and Australia. […]
Seoul’s Changing Indo-Pacific Manifesto and India: Policy Prescriptions for India-ROK Ties
Abstract: China’s stupendous rise and the subsequent rivalry with the US for global hegemony have forced countries to choose sides; caught between a rock and a hard place, middle powers […]