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.
Approaching & Counteracting Contemporary Organized Crime
Transnational organized crime is one of the greatest global threats to the security and development of open and democratic societies. It is imperative for states to develop counterstrategies against it. Prof. […]
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 […]
Winners and Losers in the Arab Awakening
On January 25, 2012, one year has passed since the protests began on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Events in the Middle East and North Africa over the past year have altered […]
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 […]
Egypt, Israel and the West in the Wake of the Arab Spring
The Camp David Accords signed in 1979 by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin are often cited as a watershed event in the modern history of […]
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 […]