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.
Careful Stewardship: Managing Myanmar’s Bumpy Road Ahead
Myanmar’s transition process has proceeded apace with significant results already achieved. However, bumps are to be expected on the road ahead which may temporarily throw Myanmar off track. Thus there […]
A “Double Fault” in Swedish Aid?
Swedish development cooperation has moved away from an explicit focus on poverty reduction with its partner countries to other priorities, namely democracy and human rights, gender equality, and the environment. […]
Bombings in Myanmar: New Impetus for Community Engagement
A series of recent bombings in Myanmar reveal how complex business interests can derail the peace process and put into jeopardy the country’s democratic transition. Police reports attributed the bombings […]
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, […]