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.
Tough Times Ahead? Escalating Tensions Between Japan and China: Dual Perspectives
Fallout from the September 8 arrest of a Chinese trawler captain, by the Japanese Coast Guard, has gradually escalated, inflaming Japanese-Chinese relations. The trawler, suspected of illegal fishing, collided with […]
The Pipeline Dynamics in the Sino-Myanmar Honeymoon: Regional Contention and Strategic Fallout
Oil and gas seems to be the prime factor in China’s current approach towards Myanmar, and this is very much in contrast to the earlier Chinese approach. Without really worrying […]
Return of the Liberal Democrats? Internal Divisions within the Democratic Party of Japan
The so-called ‘Shadow Shogun’ of Japanese politics, Ozawa Ichiro has thrown his hat into the ring again, this time declaring his intention to run for the top post of the […]
The Korean Peninsula: Ways Forward after Cheonan?
In the aftermath of the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has become isolated to such an extent that the only interaction […]
Offering Trade Benefits for More Inclusive Elections: EU Trade Sanctions Against Myanmar Hit the Wrong Targets
When it comes to sanctions against Myanmar, Western public debate has crystallized broadly into two schools of thought – either in favor of sanctions, as a reflection of a moral […]
Rock Bottom Sinking of Relations with North Korea
Since the Cheonan incident on March 26th, relations between North and South Korea have rapidly deteriorated, with the international community seemingly intent on punishing North Korea through further sanctions and […]
National Elections in the Philippines: New Leadership and New Prospects of Peace in Mindanao?
On May 10, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino secured a majority in the national elections and will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. With strong electoral support and […]
Kim Jong-il’s Visit to China: An Abiding Friendship?
After days of silence about Kim Jong-il’s recent secretive visit to China, the Chinese and North Korean news agencies Xinhua and KCNA released a statement saying that the traditional friendship […]
China’s Role in the Darfur Peace Process and Its Implications
When the Sudanese government recently signed ceasefire agreements with major rebel groups, the Darfur peace process gained momentum. The peace process attracts attention from China because of its energy and […]
Obama and Asia
The support in the United States for President Obama has fallen dramatically in the last six months. His job approval rate is now below 50 per cent and there is […]