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.
It’s Time to Enact Japan’s Magnitsky Act
This article was originally published in the Diplomat. Such legislation would boost Japan’s credentials as a defender of human rights and practitioner of values-based diplomacy. On January 27, a group met […]
First Fiji, Then the World
How the prime minister of a tiny group of Pacific islands has become an international power player. See original article in Foreign Policy here. Immediately after his election victory in […]
Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
This article was first published in the Diplomat. The U.S. was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold. […]
Post-Pandemic Asia: A New Normal for Regional Security?
Linking Economic and Security Factors and Policies After the Pandemic by Niklas Swanström Abstract The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic (also called Corona pandemic in this chapter) is a challenge that most states […]
Pompeo’s Puzzling Side Trip
This article was authored by ISDP’s Associated Research Fellow, Ramses Amer, and Li Jianwei, Director and Research Fellow at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies. U.S. Secretary of […]
Tracing Intersections of COVID-19: Gender, Water and Armed Conflicts
Introduction The current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is having ramifications throughout the world, increasing human insecurity in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). A combination of prolonged instability and weak institutions hampers […]
New Roadmap for Denuclearization and Peacebuilding
Link to original article Nuclear talks have stalled since the failed Stockholm meeting last October, and the deadlock is likely to continue this year. It seems that neither side is […]
North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions Have Turned Into a Status-Quo Show
With Kim Jong-un’s reported reappearance after speculation about his health, a top-down diplomacy, driven by President Donald Trump and Kim, still remains the main channel for future nuclear talks. Despite […]
Another Fishing Incident. Now What?
Link to originally published article On the early morning of April 2, a Vietnam-flagged fishing boat was spotted by a China Coast Guard vessel in the vicinity of the Paracel […]
It’s Time for the European Union to Talk to North Korea
Brussels has an ostensible policy of “critical engagement” towards North Korea. This approach combines sanctions, humanitarian aid and dialogue. But since 2016 there have been many sanctions and no substantial […]