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.
Myanmar’s Push for Democracy
Last year Myanmar held its first elections in over 20 years. Despite doubts about the validity of the elections, there have been several noteworthy developments. Even so, the intentions of […]
Changing Southeast Asia: The Role of China, the United States, Japan and ASEAN
Southeast Asia’s international perspective has been changing sharply in the twenty-first century. A multipolar structure has emerged, in which China, the U.S. and Japan work together with ASEAN to maintain […]
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 […]
Myanmar: Eastern Clout & Western Absence
Myanmar is a strategically located country. Its coastline meets the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea to the west, borders Thailand and Laos to the east, China to the […]
India and the Environment Debate
Many in the international community have long anticipated the BRIC nations to assert their leadership in the global community. Yet it came as a surprise when India, at the UN […]
Same Old Regime, Same Old Sanctions
On the 31st of January, the Burmese parliament convened for the first time in over 20 years. However, little has changed from before. The outcome of the election only slightly […]
China’s stance on UNSC Reform: The Developing World Factor
Pursuing smart diplomacy, building global alliance and pushing the cause of the developing world has been the hallmark of Chinese global diplomacy in recent times. Beijing’s advocacy for greater partaking […]
The Japanese Disaster: Are Politicians Up To the Task?
The effects of the series of disasters that are evolving in Japan are staggering. In the national calamity created by the disasters that are ravaging the Japanese nation, there is […]
“New Life” for Russia
Millions of Russians are estimated to be addicted to illicit drugs. Despite the enforcement of a new drug policy, the government has not been successful in reducing the number of […]