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.
China’s Evolving Middle East Role
Cesar Castilla discusses China's more proactive policy in the Middle East, and its implications.
After North Korea’s Nuclear Test: The Dilemma of Response
Sangsoo Lee and Alec Forss discuss the dilemmas faced by the international community following from North Korea’s recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
The EU and Kazakhstan: Developing a Partnership in Trade and Transport
In 2015, the EU revised its Strategy for Central Asia, and finalized an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan. These welcome steps will not turn the EU into a […]
Fourth Vector: Making Sense of Kazakhstan’s Activism in International Organizations
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has developed a track record of being the most proactive and innovative former Soviet republic in the sphere of international cooperation. Kazakhstan’s […]
Kazakhstan: An Island of Stability in a Turbulent Region
Kazakhstan’s stability and predictability has been central to the newly uprgraded status of relations with the European Union. Key to this is Astana’s model of orderly and centralized reforms as […]
Park’s “Trustpolitik” Challenge
Half-way into her presidential term, how has South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s “trustpolitik” fared in regard to assuaging tensions and dispelling mistrust vis-à-vis North Korea? Sangsoo Lee and Bernt Berger […]
U.S.-China “Dual Leadership”: The Rise of a New Balance of Power in East Asia?
China’s rising economic clout combined with enduring U.S. military superiority reflects the emergence of a new albeit asymmetric balance of power, argues Quansheng Zhao. Uncertainties notwithstanding, this new order of […]
The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth
The plight of Myanmar’s minority Muslim population, the Rohingya, has received widespread international attention, most notably in light of the ongoing refugee boat crisis. Within Myanmar itself, however, many actors […]
Anchoring Indo-Japanese Maritime Relations
Ensuring security of energy supplies and safeguarding sea lines of communication are underpinning increasing maritime ties between the net-energy importers of India and Japan. At the same time, argues Rupakjyoti […]
Myanmar’s Fragile Ceasefire
Resolving Myanmar’s protracted civil war is the country’s defining challenge. With declarations of support signed for a National Ceasefire Agreement, there is much optimism that Myanmar is finally on the […]