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.
How the Kurds’ Power Play Backfired in Turkey
Imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan’s recent calls for the Kurdish militants to end the armed struggle inside Turkey seemed designed to show that they were on the brink of a […]
Kazakhstan’s Snap election
Kazakhstan’s decision to hold early presidential elections in April, a year ahead of time, comes at a time of turmoil for the country. Generally considered a success story of the […]
სამართლის პოლიტიზაცია საქართველოში: მზარდი საფრთხე? – The Politicization of Justice in Georgia: A Growing Threat?
ბოლო წლებში ყოფილი მთავრობის წევრების დაპატიმრებისა და გასამართლების კამპანია ბადებს შეკითხვას, გადაიქცევა თუ არა თანდათან საქართველოს სასამართლო სისტემა პოლიტიკური ანგარიშსწორებისა და ოპოზიციის დასუსტების ინსტრუმენტად. 2012 წელს ხელისუფლების შეცვლის მომენტიდან, პროკურატურა […]
ISIS’ Role Model: Pol Pot’s ‘Genocidal’ Khmer Rouge
In the 1960s and 70s, communism was arguably the Western world’s equivalent to today’s global battle with Islamic jihad. Its scourge and spread in the midst of the Cold War […]
China and Myanmar: When neighbours become good friends
China wants to keep its good relationship with Myanmar. But, because the major powers are also taking interest, China must work to make a strong relationship even stronger.
Thailand is stuck in a US-China tug of war
As many analysts have cautioned, Thailand has swung closer to China’s orbit since the junta took control in May 2014. This wasn’t Nostradamus-level foresight. The US was always going to […]
Dueling Mosques and an American Beacon in Afghanistan
The Saudis and Iranians are building outposts in Kabul. Meanwhile, a U.S. university there needs bolstering.
Why institutions, not elections, should be Myanmar’s yardstick in 2015
This year is being marked as Myanmar’s litmus test. The country, and much of the world, will watch the November elections with anticipation. Yet more important for Myanmar than the […]
Is Georgia Slipping Away?
The recent sacking of Georgia’s most senior defense and foreign policymakers is symptomatic of the country’s ongoing political crisis, writes Svante Cornell. The shakeup also suggests that Tbilisi’s traditional Euro-Atlantic […]
Asia Reacts to China’s South China Sea Airstrip
In what was the first ever port call between the countries, two Vietnamese frigates visited the Philippines on Tuesday. An unnamed Filipino naval officer said the two countries would hold […]