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.
Court Ruling Reinforces Thailand’s Coup Culture and Augurs More Turmoil
Thailand’s political deadlock has shifted from the streets of Bangkok to the courts. It is there that the real battle is now being played out. A March 21 ruling by […]
Crimea and the Lessons of Frozen Conflicts
The Battle for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s manipulations in Ukraine show us that the West needs to pay more attention to frozen conflicts among Russia’s neighbors.
From tragedy to diplomatic mess: MH370 and the South China Sea
As the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 drags deep into its second week, we should be mindful of the growing diplomatic fallout from the incident.
Vietnam’s Relations with China – A Multifaceted Partnership
Vietnam’s relationship with China is of paramount importance for its development and security. Although much outside attention is focused on the disputes between the two countries in the South China […]
Negotiating Conflict to Harness Myanmar’s Hydropower
Myanmar urgently needs to increase its electricity generating capacity to meet ambitious economic development targets and accommodate rising power demands from new foreign and local investment projects. Yet harnessing Myanmar’s […]
The trouble with Myanmar’s census
Earlier this month, Myanmar celebrated Union Day, a day that marks the signing of the 1947 Panglong Agreement which aimed to unify the country’s ethnic groups. With ceasefire agreements continuing […]
Bangkok protests: A view from the ground
The week here in Bangkok began in dramatic fashion. A small improvised bomb exploded at an anti-government protest site, injuring six on Monday morning. The explosion followed a weekend accented […]
Park seeds ‘peace’ in the DMZ
Park Geun-hye hopes to displace some of the misnomer of the Demilitarized Zone by turning part of the heavily mined buffer between the two Koreas into a “park for peace”. […]
Erdogan Loses It
The Turkish state changed hands a decade ago, when Islamic conservatives (supported by the liberals) prevailed in elections against the country’s old guard, the rightist nationalists known as Kemalists. It […]
Why Myanmar needs to ratify the Weapons Conventions
The Myanmar government this week rejected a report of an alleged secret chemical weapons factory. Six local journalists involved in the report have been detained for questioning. Although the sources […]