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.
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 […]
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 […]
Karikatyrer skapar inte demokrati [Caricatures do not create a democracy]
Mediedrevet mot Azerbajdzjan under schlagerfestivalen väcker frågor om hur demokrati och mänskliga rättigheter på bästa sätt kan främjas. Med viss rätta kan intensiteten i kritiken ifrågasättas, skriver Svante Cornell, direktör […]