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.
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 […]
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 […]
Japan: Tax Matters
On Monday September 10 the leader of the party likely to win Japan’s next general election, LDP’s Sadakazu Tanigaki, threw in the towel in a surprise move. He had repeatedly […]
Nuclear Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Implications from the European Experience
Nuclear proliferation in Northeast Asia is shaping up to be one of the key security issues for the region. Following elections and leadership transitions in China, the US, South Korea […]
Nationalist Sentiments Run High in Asian Territorial Disputes
Spot fire disputes have sparked across Asia, with the winds of nationalism spurring them on. If one flares up it could ignite a region. Escalating tensions should have mediators vigilant […]
Widening Gap Impedes Peace Process: Interview with Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin, Former Spokesperson of the Israeli Government
Israeli politics have in recent months been unusually eventful. In addition to a looming Iranian nuclear threat, a raging civil war in Syria and presidential elections in Egypt, the Israeli […]
Japan’s ODA Still Going Strong
In the 1990s, Japan was the world’s top donor. This position was lost in 2001, after a prolonged economic slump, a deteriorating fiscal situation, and increasingly critical public view of […]
The End of Japan’s Nuclear Renaissance? Not Just Yet.
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that severally damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant have been described as ending the ‘nuclear renaissance’ in Japan. The government is in a hard […]