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.
Human Rights as a Policy Tool in Asia: Hypocrisy or Commitment?
Introduction The human rights situation in Asia has been in a steep decline over the last few years, from Myanmar’s attacks against students and the civilian population, China’s offensive against […]
South China Sea Efforts Enhanced
Introduction The consultation process for the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea started in 2013. The COC is considered an upgraded version of the Declaration on Conduct […]
Missile Deployments on the Korean Peninsula: An Accelerating Arms Race
Introduction South Korea’s significant improvements in its conventional force capabilities are an important driver of North Korean efforts to accelerate its development of more advanced ballistic missile and nuclear weapons […]
The Problem of Whitsun Reef
Introduction More than a month has passed since a statement relating to the presence of Chinese fishing vessels at Whitsun Reef was released by the Philippine Coast Guard and the […]
North Korea’s Economy is Recentralised and China-reliant
Link to the original article on East Asia Forum’s website. In North Korea, many enjoy making money for themselves by selling products in private markets. Under Kim Jong-un, expanding these […]
It’s Time to Enact Japan’s Magnitsky Act
This article was originally published in the Diplomat. Such legislation would boost Japan’s credentials as a defender of human rights and practitioner of values-based diplomacy. On January 27, a group met […]
First Fiji, Then the World
How the prime minister of a tiny group of Pacific islands has become an international power player. See original article in Foreign Policy here. Immediately after his election victory in […]
Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
This article was first published in the Diplomat. The U.S. was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold. […]
Russian Foreign Policy in 2020: Strengthening Multi-vectoralism
Sino-Russian Relations: Expectations, Illusions, and General Trends by Niklas Swanström Abstract China and Russia have consistently been building strategic cooperation between one another. Even as Russia has sometimes used the […]
Post-Pandemic Asia: A New Normal for Regional Security?
Linking Economic and Security Factors and Policies After the Pandemic by Niklas Swanström Abstract The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic (also called Corona pandemic in this chapter) is a challenge that most states […]