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.
What’s the Difference, if Any?
The 2012 presidential campaign has shown that there is not much daylight between President Obama and Governor Romney when it comes to foreign policy. The difference is more in tone […]
North Korean Economic Reform: New Changes or Old, Empty Promises?
In June, North Korean authorities announced agricultural reforms called the “6.28 policy,” which promises to recalculate the ratio of distributed planned products (70 percent to the country, 30 percent to […]
The Poverty Paradox – And How to Address It
Poverty alleviation is the cornerstone and mission of the development community. Yet perhaps the community’s focus on low-income countries (LICs) has skewed a healthy and accurate evaluation of the effectiveness […]
The Untouchables: Russian ‘dirty money’ in Europe
In Europe, Russian organized crime rackets are quickly gathering a name for themselves as “untouchables.” As their wealth increases and EU banking regulation falters, it is a name that is […]
Japan: Tax Matters
On Monday September 10 the leader of the party likely to win Japan’s next general election, LDP’s Sadakazu Tanigaki, threw in the towel in a surprise move. He had repeatedly […]
Nuclear Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Implications from the European Experience
Nuclear proliferation in Northeast Asia is shaping up to be one of the key security issues for the region. Following elections and leadership transitions in China, the US, South Korea […]
Nationalist Sentiments Run High in Asian Territorial Disputes
Spot fire disputes have sparked across Asia, with the winds of nationalism spurring them on. If one flares up it could ignite a region. Escalating tensions should have mediators vigilant […]
India’s SEZ Policy
Over the last few decades India has emerged as an economic giant. In 2000 the Special Economic Zone (SEZs) policy became part of a strategy to maintain high growth and […]
Widening Gap Impedes Peace Process: Interview with Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin, Former Spokesperson of the Israeli Government
Israeli politics have in recent months been unusually eventful. In addition to a looming Iranian nuclear threat, a raging civil war in Syria and presidential elections in Egypt, the Israeli […]
Japan’s ODA Still Going Strong
In the 1990s, Japan was the world’s top donor. This position was lost in 2001, after a prolonged economic slump, a deteriorating fiscal situation, and increasingly critical public view of […]