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.
The Promise of a Protocol
Uruguay’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights marked an important milestone in its protection in international law. The Optional Protocol for […]
Invisible Ink: Looking for the Lost Trade between China, Russia, and Central Asia
China, Russia, and the Central Asian States have consistently engaged in economic relations. However, the bilateral trade statistics that are publicly available show a history of inconsistent and unreliable reporting […]
Shale Gas: The Key in the US’ Asia Pivot?
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 […]
Russian Organized Crime and its Impact on Foreign Economies
Russian organized crime represents a new level of professional crime, reflected in its high level of criminal sophistication and the well-developed network of corruption links. Its activities and influence are […]
Two Steps Forward & Four Steps back: The Impact of the North Korean Nuclear Test
Reflections on North Korea’s third nuclear test and what impacts it may have on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S., China and the region.
North Korea: Nukes, Nationalism & Negotiations
As South Korea this month takes up the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program grow. Pyongyang’s recent rocket tests, its anticipated third […]
Whither the OSCE and the Euro-Atlantic & Eurasian Security Community?
The latest OSCE Ministerial Council in Dublin, on December 6–7, 2012, has shed light on the challenges and opportunities that the organization will continue to face, as well as on […]
Post-Election Japan: PM Abe Likely to Be Firm but Flexible on Senkaku
The LDP won a landslide in Japan’s Lower House elections on December 16. Shinzo Abe will be appointed prime minister later this month. With the election campaign over, it’s time […]
North Korea’s Fourth Satellite Launch Attempt
North Korea has announced that it will attempt another satellite launch between December 10 and 22. As North Korea has an active nuclear weapons program and launching a satellite is […]
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 […]