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.
Myanmar: Eastern Clout & Western Absence
Myanmar is a strategically located country. Its coastline meets the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea to the west, borders Thailand and Laos to the east, China to the […]
Europe and the U.S. – Different World Views?
Much newspaper copy, as well as serious analysis, has been spent on extolling the different approaches to foreign and security policy in the United States and in Europe. In this […]
Testing Times: Yoshihiko Noda As Japan’s New Prime Minister
Another day, another prime minister for Japan. Yoshihiko Noda was elected despite little support according to opinion polls. Yet the low expectations for the country’s sixth PM in almost as […]
Vietnam: Upping the Stakes in the South China Sea
Recent controversies between Hanoi and Beijing in relation to the South China Sea suggest that tensions in the region are rising. Vietnam is displaying a new resolve in relation to […]
EU – Japan Reach Agreement on Cooperation: Long Day’s Journey Into What?
Far away from Libya, Afghanistan and other hot spots that monopolize the interest of the media, the political leaders of the EU and Japan met on May 28 and signed […]
Prime Minister Naoto Kan Wins the Battle, Loses the War
On June 2, Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan prevailed over the all-out attack in the Diet launched by the political opposition. With 293 to 152 in the Lower House, […]
Japanese-Korean Relations: A Failure Of Tsunami Diplomacy
After Japan’s triple disaster on March 11, South Koreans showed great sympathy towards Japanese victims. In a collective move which had never been seen before, ordinary citizens and NGOs donated […]
South Korea’s Nuclear Option
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been on the rise since North Korea’s nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. Efforts to improve the security environment on the Korean Peninsula have […]
The Mekong River Dam Project: Overflowing Interests
The Mekong River – Southeast Asia’s largest river – runs from the Tibetan Plateau and through China’s Yunnan province. This part of the river is heavily dammed. South of China, […]
Fukushima and the Lessons of the Past as Lessons for the Future
The disastrous calamity that hit Japan on March 11 with an initial earthquake of an unprecedented scale, then, the tsunami, estimated to have measured 23 meters or more. The impact […]