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.
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 […]
Same Old Regime, Same Old Sanctions
On the 31st of January, the Burmese parliament convened for the first time in over 20 years. However, little has changed from before. The outcome of the election only slightly […]
Japan: Testing the Stamina
The series of disasters that have hit Japan are testing the stamina and resilience of the Japanese people. Having experienced disasters in the past, they have demonstrated an impressive stamina […]
China’s stance on UNSC Reform: The Developing World Factor
Pursuing smart diplomacy, building global alliance and pushing the cause of the developing world has been the hallmark of Chinese global diplomacy in recent times. Beijing’s advocacy for greater partaking […]
The Japanese Disaster: Are Politicians Up To the Task?
The effects of the series of disasters that are evolving in Japan are staggering. In the national calamity created by the disasters that are ravaging the Japanese nation, there is […]
As Libya is Set Ablaze, Asian Navies Set Sail
Late last week, China and South Korea decided to dispatch warships to support the evacuation of their citizens from Libya. This is the first time for either country to send […]
What’s Happening on the Korean Peninsula in 2011?
The Korean Peninsula was in a tough and dangerous situation in 2010. The escalation of tensions started with the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March 2010 and […]
Stepping Back From the Brink at Preah Vihear: Cambodia and Thailand’s Choice
Regarded as a “sideshow” to U.S. foreign policy interests during America’s Vietnam era, Cambodia has often been overshadowed in the region by its more economically influential Southeast Asian neighbors. Yet, […]