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 Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
For a time, there was a lull in the focus on rare earth elements (REEs) as a strategic resource. Investments by rare earth mining companies in the U.S. and Australia, […]
Sanctions against North Korea: a tricky dilemma
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world. Yet the sanctions have been costly and technically difficult to implement. And […]
Suu Kyi visit demonstrates changing China–Myanmar relations
At the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), made her first historic visit to China […]
The EU and Asian Security: What role does the EU have in East Asia security?
The debate about the EU’s role in East Asia security is as old as its common Security and Defense Policy, and has always been controversial. With new strategic and security […]
Erdogan’s Approaching Downfall—and a Kurdish Revolution
On June 7, Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, experienced his first electoral defeat—and a stinging one at that, his Justice and Development party (AKP) losing ten points and its majority […]
Maritime Delimitation in the Gulf of Tonkin is Too Important to be Ignored
A recent workshop organized by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Ha Long City, Vietnam, highlighted the importance of maritime delimitation and fishery co-operation in the Gulf of Tonkin. It […]
Australia Speaks Plainly on the South China Sea
They say actions speak louder than words. So maybe Australia’s invitation to Japan to take part in U.S.-Australian war games in July and the lack of an invitation for China […]
Going nowhere: Thailand’s coup, one year on
Today marks one year since the Thai junta came to power in a coup d’état.The move was ostensibly made to save the country from deadly street violence that had crippled […]
China’s Dangerous $5 Trillion Dollar Bet: A South China Sea ADIZ?
This week the annual report to the U.S. Congress on China’s Military Power was released. It noted Beijing’s use of “low-intensity coercion” across the South China Sea and East China […]
Politics, Religion and ISIS in Malaysia
Ahead of the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, held in Malaysia in April 2015, authorities in the country seized explosives and arrested 12 men who were allegedly […]