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.
A New Divide in the South China Sea
Nazery Khalid evaluates the prospect of peace in the South China Sea based on how the recent spat between China and Philippines is panning out.
India’s Call on BRICS: Aligning with China without a Deal
China–India association in the BRICS bloc of countries is an example of multilateralism at its height. For China, the BRICS group holds a strategic significance as it is targeted towards […]
US-DPRK Bilateral Talks
The United States and North Korea resumed talks in Beijing on February 23–24, 2012, after a delay following the death of Kim Jong Il two months ago. Present at the […]
Presidential Election in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations
The post-Kim Jong Il situation on the Korean Peninsula remains tense. This year will be a critical year for the peninsula. Will the new North Korean leadership be successfully stabilized […]
Russian Organized Crime in Sweden
Russian organized crime and Russian-speaking criminals have established themselves in Sweden. Authorities are well aware of their existence but not much is known about their extent or what can be […]
Winners and Losers in the Arab Awakening
On January 25, 2012, one year has passed since the protests began on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Events in the Middle East and North Africa over the past year have altered […]
Ma Ying-jeou Re-elected: The Only Bright Future for Cross-Strait Relations?
Incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) won a second term in the office after defeating Tsai Ing-wen from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the […]
After the Death of Kim Jong Il: Everything and Nothing has Changed
The death of Kim Jong Il has sent shivers down the spine of many leaders in Asia and the world. In South Korea, the armed forces have been put on […]
Egypt, Israel and the West in the Wake of the Arab Spring
The Camp David Accords signed in 1979 by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin are often cited as a watershed event in the modern history of […]
Myanmar’s Push for Democracy
Last year Myanmar held its first elections in over 20 years. Despite doubts about the validity of the elections, there have been several noteworthy developments. Even so, the intentions of […]