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.
Disaster Diplomacy for Asia and the Middle East
Over the last 25 years, the world has seen a rise in the frequency of natural disasters in rich and poor countries alike. Today, there are more people at risk […]
Turkey is Yet to “Conquer” its History
The celebration of the conquest of Constantinople 1453 is an expression of Turkey’s quest for purity. The “ideology of conquest,” the need to symbolically and repeatedly reclaim what has been […]
The Fallacy of ‘Compartmentalisation’: the West and Russia from Ukraine to Syria
In the post-Soviet space as well as the Middle East, Western leaders have largely failed to heed ample evidence that the goals of the Russian leadership are fundamentally opposed to […]
Tracking Trade-inspired Globalization Over More Than a Millennium
This absorbing but curiously misnamed book is more than the story of the “Silk Roads” and less than a “History of the World.” Peter Frankopan, an Oxford specialist on Byzantium, […]
NATO Must Demand More From Turkey
Halil M. Karaveli in the New York Times "Room for Debate": Turkey has always been an awkward NATO member. Does the country belong in the alliance?
China’s Evolving Middle East Role
Cesar Castilla discusses China's more proactive policy in the Middle East, and its implications.
The Sound of Footsteps: Erdogan’s New Enemies Within
Former President Abdullah Gül’s recent decision to adopt a higher public profile and meet with known dissidents from inside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has triggered a flurry […]
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011, Ahmet Davutoglu, then Turkish minister of foreign affairs and now prime minister, vowed that Turkey would be the “game setter” of […]
Terror Likely to Strengthen Turkish Militarism
The wave of terror that has struck Turkey since last year is likely to have the cumulative effect of bolstering militarism as a response to the country’s Kurdish challenge. For […]
Dreams and Nightmares: Turkey’s Unspoken Drift towards Civil War
The sustained clashes in urban areas that have wracked southeast Turkey in recent months mark a new stage in the decades-old insurgency of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and threaten […]