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.
From tragedy to diplomatic mess: MH370 and the South China Sea
As the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 drags deep into its second week, we should be mindful of the growing diplomatic fallout from the incident.
Vietnam’s Relations with China – A Multifaceted Partnership
Vietnam’s relationship with China is of paramount importance for its development and security. Although much outside attention is focused on the disputes between the two countries in the South China […]
Dangers in North Korean dual-track strategy
North Korea would appear to have somewhat softened its confrontational stance in favor of a more constructive policy in recent weeks, a development which has seen the normalization of the […]
Minsta lilla misstag kan ge en eskalering
Utspelet är bara det senaste i en rad hot som Nordkorea spottat ur sig den senaste tiden. Tidigare i mars rev landet avtalet om vapenvila med Sydkorea i protest mot […]
Kachin Unrest: China’s Mixed Blessing (republished)
Unrest in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin state is a headache for Beijing. Yet it is also an opportunity to promote Chinese strategic aims in the country. China wants what Myanmar has […]
Two Steps Forward & Four Steps back: The Impact of the North Korean Nuclear Test (republished)
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.
Sino-Russian relations: More rhetoric than substance?
Despite some re-engagement between China and Russia since Putin’s initial embrace of the West, the positive rhetoric of today often does not reflect reality. There has been significant internal competition […]
3 ways the US can start an economic ‘reset’ with Russia
Tensions between Russia and the United States are running high. Russian President Vladimir Putin canceled his trip to Camp David for the G8 summit this weekend and Moscow threatened preemptive […]
Obama must reset relations with Russia along economic lines
When Vladimir Putin arrives in Camp David for the G8 summit in May, President Obama must be ready to lay out the framework for a new reset. With Russian membership […]