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.
No Winners, Only Losers in Thailand’s Elections
Anti-government protesters were successful in disrupting Thailand’s elections on Sunday, with only 89 percent of polling stations operating without disruption. Polling booths in the south of the country, where anti-government […]
Sunday’s election in Thailand unlikely to bring reprieve
After a three-hour meeting on Tuesday between the Election Commission (EC) and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the caretaker government has decided to press ahead with the general election scheduled for […]
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 […]
Shale Gas: The Key in the US’ Asia Pivot? (republished)
The “shale gas revolution” in the US could provide significant leverage in the US “pivot” to Asia. As China looks to absorb the technological know-how of shale gas extraction from […]
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.
Sino-Russian relations: More rhetoric than substance?
Despite some re-engagement between China and Russia since Putin’s initial embrace of the West, the positive rhetoric of today often does not reflect reality. There has been significant internal competition […]