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.
Rivalry and Cooperation: A New “Great Game” in Myanmar
Myanmar since its reform and opening up has become the locus for a new “Great Game” between the world’s major powers. This brings with it new challenges for China which […]
The Limits of Russia’s “Pivot to Asia”
Forging closer economic and strategic ties with East Asia constitutes a rebalancing act in Moscow’s attempts to diversify its markets and counter its increased isolation in the wake of the […]
Sino-Pakistan Energy Corridor: Geopolitical and Geo-economic Thoughts
The Construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt has extraordinary significance to optimizing China’s diplomatic strategy and economic structure as well as reasonably tapping resources in the EurasianContinent. As an […]
Mending Sino-Japanese Relations
The meeting between Xi Jinping and Abe Shinzô on the sidelines of the APEC Summit—the first between the two leaders—represents a tentative step forward for Sino-Japanese relations. In spite of […]
Creative Diplomacy and North Korea
This policy brief looks at how North Korea has figured as an issue on the sidelines of the recent APEC Summit in Beijing in the context of developments such as […]
It’s Democracy, Stupid: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap
Why do many middle-income countries fail to sustain sufficient economic growth to become high-income countries? This policy brief argues that a political process leading to democracy and better governance is […]
Turkey and China: An Emerging Partnership?
To what extent do deepening Sino-Turkish relations presage a new strategic partnership as Ankara looks for a more independent posture vis-à-vis Western powers? This policy brief assesses the significance of […]
Towards a “Reset” in U.S.-North Korea Relations?
More than two years on since the last official talks between the two countries, recent indicators from Pyongyang and Washington could prove auspicious for a “reset” in U.S.-North Korea relations. […]
China’s Military Reform: Prospects and Challenges
This paper examines the military reform thought of China’s new collective leadership under Chairman Xi Jinping. The goal of reform is to modernize the military organizational structure by, among other […]
Eurasian Union versus Silk Road Economic Belt?
While Russia and China are heralding a new “strategic partnership,” this policy brief explores how competition between the two countries may increasingly emerge in regard to Central Asia—a region where […]