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.
Rock Bottom Sinking of Relations with North Korea
Since the Cheonan incident on March 26th, relations between North and South Korea have rapidly deteriorated, with the international community seemingly intent on punishing North Korea through further sanctions and […]
National Elections in the Philippines: New Leadership and New Prospects of Peace in Mindanao?
On May 10, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino secured a majority in the national elections and will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. With strong electoral support and […]
Kim Jong-il’s Visit to China: An Abiding Friendship?
After days of silence about Kim Jong-il’s recent secretive visit to China, the Chinese and North Korean news agencies Xinhua and KCNA released a statement saying that the traditional friendship […]
China’s Role in the Darfur Peace Process and Its Implications
When the Sudanese government recently signed ceasefire agreements with major rebel groups, the Darfur peace process gained momentum. The peace process attracts attention from China because of its energy and […]
Combating Human Trafficking: The Swedish Experience
Human trafficking implies transnational transportation of people for purposes such as prostitution, slavery, begging or committing crimes on behalf of others. In Europe, trafficking has become an increasing problem over […]
Georgia and the Eastern Partnership: Democratization without Conflict Resolution
Although providing for further integration with EU institutions, the Eastern Partnership does not offer Georgia what the country desires the most: security guarantees and avenues for the restoration of its […]
Obama and Asia
The support in the United States for President Obama has fallen dramatically in the last six months. His job approval rate is now below 50 per cent and there is […]
Assessment of EU Policy on Burma
Last August, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a reassessment of the U.S. stance towards Burma from the previous policy of disengagement. Bearing the U.S. policy reassessment in […]
Japan: The Quest for Political Leadership
Six months have passed since the outcome of the general elections turned Japan’s political life upside down. The LDP lost after having been in power, almost without interruption, since its […]
U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan: Domestic Pressures on U.S.-China Relations
The United Sates Department of Defense announced on January 6 the approval for a new agreement to sell arms to Taiwan including missiles and submarines. In response, on January 30 […]