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.
Arctic Ambitions: China, India, and the Arctic Council
May 14-15, 2013, the Arctic Council will decide on whether to admit India and China as observers to the organization.India and China consider the Arctic as a region of increasing […]
A Changing Calculus Towards North Korea in Beijing?
North Korea’s advances in nuclear weapons and missile technology, in combination with its recent escalation of bellicose rhetoric against the US and its allies, have triggered a reassessment in various […]
Deep Seabed Minerals: A New Frontier in the Pacific Region
Minerals, such as rare earth metals, are increasingly becoming an important commodity in a resource-constrained world economy. As a result new frontiers both onshore and offshore, to the depths of […]
Threats of Nuclear Terrorism: A Case Study of India
In the post-9/11 world, India’s nuclear establishment is threatened by nuclear terrorism. Some analysts suggest that India may be home to up to 36 active terrorist organizations. It is thus […]
The Korean Peninsula in Flames?
Reflections on the present escalation of conflict on the Korean Peninsula and examines possible dialogue options to reduce the current tensions.
The Promise of a Protocol
Uruguay’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights marked an important milestone in its protection in international law. The Optional Protocol for […]
Invisible Ink: Looking for the Lost Trade between China, Russia, and Central Asia
China, Russia, and the Central Asian States have consistently engaged in economic relations. However, the bilateral trade statistics that are publicly available show a history of inconsistent and unreliable reporting […]
Shale Gas: The Key in the US’ Asia Pivot?
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 […]
Russian Organized Crime and its Impact on Foreign Economies
Russian organized crime represents a new level of professional crime, reflected in its high level of criminal sophistication and the well-developed network of corruption links. Its activities and influence are […]
Two Steps Forward & Four Steps back: The Impact of the North Korean Nuclear Test
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.