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.
Thailand’s judicial coup
On 21 March the Constitutional Court handed down a ruling invalidating the result of the 2 February election. The move will force new elections, which the Election Commission notes could […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dangers in North Korean dual-track strategy
North Korea would appear to have somewhat softened its confrontational stance in favor of a more constructive policy in recent weeks, a development which has seen the normalization of the […]
Turkey and Syria: A Slippery Slope
Opinion letter on US-Turkish relations. Regarding the article “Turkey needs Obama’s help on Syria” (Views, May 18) by Soner Cagaptay and James F. Jeffrey: The United States should do the […]
Minsta lilla misstag kan ge en eskalering
Utspelet är bara det senaste i en rad hot som Nordkorea spottat ur sig den senaste tiden. Tidigare i mars rev landet avtalet om vapenvila med Sydkorea i protest mot […]
Kachin Unrest: China’s Mixed Blessing (republished)
Unrest in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin state is a headache for Beijing. Yet it is also an opportunity to promote Chinese strategic aims in the country. China wants what Myanmar has […]
Two Steps Forward & Four Steps back: The Impact of the North Korean Nuclear Test (republished)
Reflections on North Korea’s third nuclear test and what impacts it may have on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S., China and the region.