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.
Rare Earth Elements: The Next Oil
Rare earth elements (REE) are increasingly becoming a critical strategic resource. The 17 elements can be found in most high-tech gadgets from advanced military technology to mobile phones. China currently […]
A Blue or Green Future for Cross-Strait Relations?
On January 14, 2012, the Taiwanese people will cast their votes in both legislative and presidential elections, choosing between a continuation of President Ma’s policy of rapprochement towards Beijing or […]
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 […]
India and the Environment Debate
Many in the international community have long anticipated the BRIC nations to assert their leadership in the global community. Yet it came as a surprise when India, at the UN […]
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 […]
The Latvian Game Changer: Uncertain but Possible
The decision of the President Valdis Zatlers, on May 28, to initiate the dissolution of the parliament sent shockwaves throughout the Latvian public space. The trigger event was the parliament’s […]
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, […]