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.
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 […]
Obama on a Roll
In the last month, there has been a flurry of foreign and security policy activities from the Obama administration. These were a nuclear arms deal with Russia, a revised U.S. […]
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 […]
Assessment of EU Policy on Burma
Last August, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a reassessment of the U.S. stance towards Burma from the previous policy of disengagement. Bearing the U.S. policy reassessment in […]
Organized Crime: A Major Threat to State Security
According to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) transnational organized crime is one of the major threats to human security, impeding the social, economic, political and cultural development […]
Japan: The Quest for Political Leadership
Six months have passed since the outcome of the general elections turned Japan’s political life upside down. The LDP lost after having been in power, almost without interruption, since its […]
U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan: Domestic Pressures on U.S.-China Relations
The United Sates Department of Defense announced on January 6 the approval for a new agreement to sell arms to Taiwan including missiles and submarines. In response, on January 30 […]
Sri Lanka: Towards Reconciliation?
Mahinda Rajapaksa was reelected President of Sri Lanka following the country’s first presidential elections after the military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) last May. Despite some […]