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.
National Elections in the Philippines: New Leadership and New Prospects of Peace in Mindanao?
On May 10, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino secured a majority in the national elections and will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. With strong electoral support and […]
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 […]
Baltic Joint Investigation Team: A New Working Method against Transnational Crime
In their pursuit of preventing organized crime over the last two decades, EU member states have increased information exchange among law enforcement agencies, introduced more uniform legislation, established agencies such […]
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 […]
Combating Human Trafficking: The Swedish Experience
Human trafficking implies transnational transportation of people for purposes such as prostitution, slavery, begging or committing crimes on behalf of others. In Europe, trafficking has become an increasing problem over […]
Fighting Organized Crime in the EU: A New Era with the Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme
The EU´s actions to counter transnational organized crime have paved the way for a process aimed at harmonizing and unifying national structures on legal matters in order to combat transnational […]
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 […]