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.
Two Steps Forward & Four Steps back: The Impact of the North Korean Nuclear Test
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.
North Korea: Nukes, Nationalism & Negotiations
As South Korea this month takes up the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program grow. Pyongyang’s recent rocket tests, its anticipated third […]
Whither the OSCE and the Euro-Atlantic & Eurasian Security Community?
The latest OSCE Ministerial Council in Dublin, on December 6–7, 2012, has shed light on the challenges and opportunities that the organization will continue to face, as well as on […]
Post-Election Japan: PM Abe Likely to Be Firm but Flexible on Senkaku
The LDP won a landslide in Japan’s Lower House elections on December 16. Shinzo Abe will be appointed prime minister later this month. With the election campaign over, it’s time […]
North Korea’s Fourth Satellite Launch Attempt
North Korea has announced that it will attempt another satellite launch between December 10 and 22. As North Korea has an active nuclear weapons program and launching a satellite is […]
China – Rebalance to Avoid the Middle Income Trap
China’s new leadership must rebalance the country’s economy if it is to avoid falling into the middle income trap. Yet slowing growth rates make drastic reforms politically sensitive at a […]
Deciphering the Security Community Debate
Several attempts have been made in recent years to revive a process towards developing more trust and reconciliation in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian space. But much of this debate has […]
Reforming Vietnam’s Rural Economy
This year it is predicted that Vietnam’s economy will slump to a level not seen since 1999. As a result of this and factional in-fighting over this issue, on the […]
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 […]