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.
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 […]
Blindsided – The United States and North African Unrest
For the last fifty years, U.S. foreign policy vis-à-vis Arab and Middle Eastern nations has been dominated by two big issues: the Israeli state and secure access to oil. Even […]
As Libya is Set Ablaze, Asian Navies Set Sail
Late last week, China and South Korea decided to dispatch warships to support the evacuation of their citizens from Libya. This is the first time for either country to send […]
What’s Happening on the Korean Peninsula in 2011?
The Korean Peninsula was in a tough and dangerous situation in 2010. The escalation of tensions started with the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March 2010 and […]
Stepping Back From the Brink at Preah Vihear: Cambodia and Thailand’s Choice
Regarded as a “sideshow” to U.S. foreign policy interests during America’s Vietnam era, Cambodia has often been overshadowed in the region by its more economically influential Southeast Asian neighbors. Yet, […]
Corruption and International Organizations: The United Nations and the World Bank
At a recent ISDP Forum on Transnational Crime the problem of corruption in international organizations was discussed by Per Larsson. He is a PhD Candidate at the Stockholm University Faculty […]
The Myanmar-EU Roadmap: New Possibilities in a Changing Myanmar
More and more individuals in Europe and in Myanmar are voicing their frustration regarding the unproductive bilateral deadlock, many of whom are also proactively seeking solutions to the problematic relationship. […]
From Sanctions to Engagement: The Need for a New Policy Towards Myanmar
After close to two decades of sanctions against Myanmar, it is time to acknowledge that this strategy has not done much to promote positive development in Myanmar. Instead, it has […]
China and EU in Myanmar: Different Paths to the Same Goals
The elections that took place in Myanmar, on November 7, did not meet European expectations and many European states have responded by condemning the military government. This will do nothing […]
The Limits of “Strategic Patience”
The Obama administration’s policy on North Korea has been declared “strategic patience,” or put in more vulgar words “how to treat a spoiled child.” Essentially, it means that North Korea […]