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.
South Korea’s “Island of Peace”: A Flashpoint in the East China Sea?
Renewed impetus has been put into building a military naval base on the strategically located island of Jeju, off the coast of South Korea. With the rise of tensions in […]
New Frontiers: Russian-Speaking Organized Crime in Latin America
Russian-speaking organized crime is capitalizing on and flourishing in the “permissive environment” of Latin American countries. Principally involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, it is also colluding effectively with […]
Local Capacity Building and the Current Crisis in Mindanao
Violence continues to mar the ongoing peace process in Mindanao in the southern Philippines, with two groups seeking to derail the advancement of talks and the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement of […]
New Dawn or False Hope for the Korean Peninsula?
After conditions of crisis reigning on the Korean Peninsula in the first half of the year, the reopening of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, among other recent developments, heralds renewed hope […]
The Rise of Transnational Russian-Speaking Organized Crime
Transnational Russian-Speaking Organized Crime is a growing scourge for the whole of Europe. Taking advantage of its unique “assets,” it also exploits eased border controls, new technologies, and legal loopholes. […]
Crystallizing Faultlines: Turkey’s Democratic Durability At Risk
In the aftermath of the anti-governmental Gezi demonstrations of May-June and the conclusion of the Ergenekon trial earlier this month, clear fault-lines are crystallizing in the Turkish political landscape, with […]
New Kid on the Block: South Korea as an Emerging ODA Player
South Korea has so far failed to fulfil its potential as an important player in Overseas Development Aid, with its aid having been too little and spread too thin. Meanwhile, […]
Striking a Balance: Myanmar and the Issue of Intellectual Property Rights
Strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights in Myanmar has the potential to act as a catalyst for economic growth, spurring foreign direct investment and in the long run helping […]
India’s Shale Gas Boom: Dream or Reality?
As India prepares for the release of its long anticipated shale gas policy, pressure continues to mount on New Delhi. An increase in coal imports over the past 12 months […]
Perils of the Drug Trade: Implications and Challenges of Central Asia’s “Northern Route”
The international trade in Afghan drugs is one of the most significant transnational threats emanating from Central Asia. Exacerbated by weak border management, corruption, and lack of income-generating alternatives, the […]