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.
Crimea and the Lessons of Frozen Conflicts
The Battle for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s manipulations in Ukraine show us that the West needs to pay more attention to frozen conflicts among Russia’s neighbors.
Vietnam’s Relations with China – A Multifaceted Partnership
Vietnam’s relationship with China is of paramount importance for its development and security. Although much outside attention is focused on the disputes between the two countries in the South China […]
Bangkok protests: A view from the ground
The week here in Bangkok began in dramatic fashion. A small improvised bomb exploded at an anti-government protest site, injuring six on Monday morning. The explosion followed a weekend accented […]
Park seeds ‘peace’ in the DMZ
Park Geun-hye hopes to displace some of the misnomer of the Demilitarized Zone by turning part of the heavily mined buffer between the two Koreas into a “park for peace”. […]
A new wave of violence and Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar
At least 40 Muslims are reported to have been killed in Buddhist-led attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine State last week, a Fortify Rights report released last Thursday stated.
Dangers in North Korean dual-track strategy
North Korea would appear to have somewhat softened its confrontational stance in favor of a more constructive policy in recent weeks, a development which has seen the normalization of the […]
Minsta lilla misstag kan ge en eskalering
Utspelet är bara det senaste i en rad hot som Nordkorea spottat ur sig den senaste tiden. Tidigare i mars rev landet avtalet om vapenvila med Sydkorea i protest mot […]
Shale Gas: The Key in the US’ Asia Pivot? (republished)
The “shale gas revolution” in the US could provide significant leverage in the US “pivot” to Asia. As China looks to absorb the technological know-how of shale gas extraction from […]
Kachin Unrest: China’s Mixed Blessing (republished)
Unrest in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin state is a headache for Beijing. Yet it is also an opportunity to promote Chinese strategic aims in the country. China wants what Myanmar has […]