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.
Understanding Turkey’s Tilt
Turkey has never been an easy ally for the United States.The key question for American policymakers is whether dealing with Turkey today is fundamentally different than it has been in […]
Climate Change and China as a Global Emerging Regulatory Sea Power in the Arctic Ocean: Is China a Threat for Arctic Security?
The impact of climate change in the Arctic Ocean such as ice melting and ice retreat facilitates natural resources extraction. Arctic fossil fuel becomes the drivers of geopolitical changes in […]
Sino-Pakistan Energy Corridor: Geopolitical and Geo-economic Thoughts
The Construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt has extraordinary significance to optimizing China’s diplomatic strategy and economic structure as well as reasonably tapping resources in the EurasianContinent. As an […]
Checking Putin’s Eurasian Ambitions
Georgia and Azerbaijan can deny Moscow access to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. But they need U.S. support.
Ticking clock – Prospects for lasting peace in southern Philippines
The Philippine government’s peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front insurgents opens a pathway to reconciliation. Martina Klimesova assesses the security and economic obstacles to a long-term resolution of […]
Trial By Twitter – Erdogan, the Gülenists, and the Future of Turkish Democracy
Last week, after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to “wipe out” Twitter, state authorities quickly tried to block the social media website. The move, which was immediately — […]
Erdoğan’s Looming Downfall
The year 2013 was supposed to be momentous for Turkey’s strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Having established himself as the single most powerful Turkish politician since Kemal Atatürk, he […]
Sino –Russian Relations at the Start of the New Millennium in Central Asia and Beyond
Sino–Russian relations have swayed considerably in the second millennium. During the Yeltsin era, China–Russia relations were still strong, but this changed abruptly after Putin’s accession to the presidency in 2000 […]
China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea: Disputes and Dispute Management
This article examines recent developments in the South China Sea; in particular, the China-Vietnam relationship. The developments are presented in the broader context of the Sino-Vietnamese approach to managing border […]