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.
Why institutions, not elections, should be Myanmar’s yardstick in 2015
This year is being marked as Myanmar’s litmus test. The country, and much of the world, will watch the November elections with anticipation. Yet more important for Myanmar than the […]
Is Georgia Slipping Away?
The recent sacking of Georgia’s most senior defense and foreign policymakers is symptomatic of the country’s ongoing political crisis, writes Svante Cornell. The shakeup also suggests that Tbilisi’s traditional Euro-Atlantic […]
Asia Reacts to China’s South China Sea Airstrip
In what was the first ever port call between the countries, two Vietnamese frigates visited the Philippines on Tuesday. An unnamed Filipino naval officer said the two countries would hold […]
Peace plan – Political hurdles in the Mindanao peace process
The insurgent Moro Islamic Liberation Front faces political and economic challenges in implementing a peace plan for a new, autonomous political entity in Mindanao called Bangsamoro. Martina Klimesova examines why […]
Religion in Southeast Asia: Diversity and the threat of extremes
Until recently, parents in Thailand would leave their children in Buddhist temples while they worked the fields and factories. Buddhist monks would act as caretakers and teachers. Religious education was […]
Legal prostitution in Europe: the shady facade of human trafficking
Criminalising the buying, rather than the offering, of sexual services is one of the ways to fight the transnational criminal networks behind the trafficking of women.
Green Light for Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam?
After decades of delay, a hydropower dam project in Tajikistan that will cost US$3-5 billion, involve the relocation of around 42,000 people and enrage downstream neighbors has been given an […]
Al Qaeda’s new Indian subcontinent branch: What it means for Myanmar
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s statement on Wednesday that he wants to expand operations to Myanmar and the Indian subcontinent will likely result in a new wave of violence. But […]
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 […]