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.
A new wave of violence and Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar
At least 40 Muslims are reported to have been killed in Buddhist-led attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine State last week, a Fortify Rights report released last Thursday stated.
Conflict resolution and dispute settlement in the South China Sea region (part 2)
The most extensive bilateral talks are the ones between China and Vietnam since the full normalisation of their relations in late 1991. In order to manage their territorial disputes China […]
A Tale of Two Koreas: Breaking the Vicious Circle
This paper traces the history of inter-Korean relations, highlighting that the failure of the ROK and DPRK to recognize each other remains a key obstacle to normalizing relations and resolving […]
Careful Stewardship: Managing Myanmar’s Bumpy Road Ahead
Myanmar’s transition process has proceeded apace with significant results already achieved. However, bumps are to be expected on the road ahead which may temporarily throw Myanmar off track. Thus there […]
Crisis Management – 5th Annual ISDP-AMS Conference
This conference report collects together a number of papers on the subject of “crisis management” presented by the key speakers at the 5th Annual ISDP-AMS Conference held on October 19-21, […]
The Challenges of Trust Building in Myanmar
Myanmar is currently undergoing a transition in which trust building will be essential to establishing the country along a path of peaceful development.While progress has been made, there are some significant […]
The PLA and International Humanitarian Law: Achievements and Challenges
As a branch of international law, the duty to implement international humanitarian law (IHL) lies mainly with the state. The government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has undertaken […]
Local Capacity Building and the Current Crisis in Mindanao
Violence continues to mar the ongoing peace process in Mindanao in the southern Philippines, with two groups seeking to derail the advancement of talks and the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement of […]
Dangers in North Korean dual-track strategy
North Korea would appear to have somewhat softened its confrontational stance in favor of a more constructive policy in recent weeks, a development which has seen the normalization of the […]
New Dawn or False Hope for the Korean Peninsula?
After conditions of crisis reigning on the Korean Peninsula in the first half of the year, the reopening of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, among other recent developments, heralds renewed hope […]