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.
Indonesia Coalbed Methane: Bountiful Promise Held Up By Institutional Paralysis
The publication of a report in 2003 which claimed that Indonesia has some of the best undeveloped Coalbed Methane (CBM) potential in the world brought an initial wave of excitement and […]
Media suppression imperils Myanmar reform
YANGON – Dangling from nearly every apartment in Yangon is a thin wire, running from balcony to street level. The line serves two purposes: as a doorbell and also to […]
Foreign Policy Reset Unlikely Under President Erdogan
Turkey’s ambitious foreign policy has turned into a train wreck. Rather than dominating the Middle East, as its leaders had hoped, Turkey is more isolated and carries less regional influence […]
Reed Bank: South China Sea flashpoint
The Philippines is seeking to develop the seabed hydrocarbon resources of Reed Bank in the South China Sea, an area under dispute with China. Should Manila put plan to action, […]
Looting Chinese factories won’t help the Vietnamese economy
Anti-China protests in Vietnam have attracted world-wide attention over the past few days, as hundreds have been injured and at least 21 killed. The riots were sparked by China drilling […]
MERS-CoV: Deadly SARS-like virus a warning to Southeast Asia
Most experts agree that it is only a matter of time until Asia will have to respond to another large-scale disease epidemic, as was seen with the SARS outbreak. As […]
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 […]
Court Ruling Reinforces Thailand’s Coup Culture and Augurs More Turmoil
Thailand’s political deadlock has shifted from the streets of Bangkok to the courts. It is there that the real battle is now being played out. A March 21 ruling by […]
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.