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.
Policy Options in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
As reports circle of an advanced Iranian nuclear program, different policy options are considered by Israeli and American policy-makers. While officials in Jerusalem seem convinced that the military option is […]
The South China Sea: Resetting the Chessboard
The U.S.’ re-engagement in the Asia-Pacific marks a significant recalibration of its foreign policy and a turning point in the power politics of the region. The impetus for this re-engagement […]
Presidential Election in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations
The post-Kim Jong Il situation on the Korean Peninsula remains tense. This year will be a critical year for the peninsula. Will the new North Korean leadership be successfully stabilized […]
Ma Ying-jeou Re-elected: The Only Bright Future for Cross-Strait Relations?
Incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) won a second term in the office after defeating Tsai Ing-wen from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the […]
After the Death of Kim Jong Il: Everything and Nothing has Changed
The death of Kim Jong Il has sent shivers down the spine of many leaders in Asia and the world. In South Korea, the armed forces have been put on […]
Myanmar’s Push for Democracy
Last year Myanmar held its first elections in over 20 years. Despite doubts about the validity of the elections, there have been several noteworthy developments. Even so, the intentions of […]
Future Prospects for the Six-Party Talks
The Cheonan and Yeonpyeong incidents last year increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula and created a new “Cold Wartype” situation in Northeast Asia. China has launched a proposal in three […]
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 […]