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.
Future Prospects for the Six-Party Talks
The Cheonan and Yeonpyeong incidents last year increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula and created a new “Cold Wartype” situation in Northeast Asia. China has launched a proposal in three […]
Taiwan’s Role in the Breakout of the Taiwan Strait Crises: A Historical Perspective
There have been three serious crises in Taiwan: the first Taiwan Strait Crises in 1954-1955, the second in 1958 and the third in 1995-1996. It is well known that each […]
Rare Earth Elements: The Next Oil
Rare earth elements (REE) are increasingly becoming a critical strategic resource. The 17 elements can be found in most high-tech gadgets from advanced military technology to mobile phones. China currently […]
A Blue or Green Future for Cross-Strait Relations?
On January 14, 2012, the Taiwanese people will cast their votes in both legislative and presidential elections, choosing between a continuation of President Ma’s policy of rapprochement towards Beijing or […]
North Korea’s Third Hereditary Succession: Determining Factors and Hidden Meanings
North Korea appointed Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of Kim Jong Il, to the position of vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) […]
Testing Times: Yoshihiko Noda As Japan’s New Prime Minister
Another day, another prime minister for Japan. Yoshihiko Noda was elected despite little support according to opinion polls. Yet the low expectations for the country’s sixth PM in almost as […]
A New Strategic Landscape: Changes, Challenges and Consequences
Report from the 3rd Annual ISDP-AMS Conference.
EU – Japan Reach Agreement on Cooperation: Long Day’s Journey Into What?
Far away from Libya, Afghanistan and other hot spots that monopolize the interest of the media, the political leaders of the EU and Japan met on May 28 and signed […]
Prime Minister Naoto Kan Wins the Battle, Loses the War
On June 2, Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan prevailed over the all-out attack in the Diet launched by the political opposition. With 293 to 152 in the Lower House, […]