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 and Myanmar: When neighbours become good friends
China wants to keep its good relationship with Myanmar. But, because the major powers are also taking interest, China must work to make a strong relationship even stronger.
China’s Myanmar Policy: Dilemma or Strategic Ambiguity?
Enmeshed directly and indirectly in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts, Beijing is facing a dilemma in how to deal with ethnic Chinese irredentist groups amidst ongoing fighting in northern Shan State. Failure […]
Construction and Operation of China-Myanmar Oil & Gas Pipeline: A Geopolitical-economic Analysis
The China-Myanmar Oil & Gas pipeline has not only brought enormous geopolitical interests for both China and Myanmar, but also changed the energy geopolitics pattern in Asia, especially in East […]
Intra-state Conflicts: Can the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Play a Role?
This study examines whether the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can play a role in the context of intra-state conflicts in the Southeast Asian region. It first outlines the […]
China and Vietnam Require More Meaningful Efforts to Manage Disputes
The 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vietnam will be celebrated in 2015. While it provides a special opportunity for the two countries to deepen […]
Thailand is stuck in a US-China tug of war
As many analysts have cautioned, Thailand has swung closer to China’s orbit since the junta took control in May 2014. This wasn’t Nostradamus-level foresight. The US was always going to […]
Why institutions, not elections, should be Myanmar’s yardstick in 2015
This year is being marked as Myanmar’s litmus test. The country, and much of the world, will watch the November elections with anticipation. Yet more important for Myanmar than the […]
People’s or Party’s Army in Vietnam?
While the Vietnam Communist Party’s grip over the army remains strong, Zachary Abuza examines the growing calls challenging the Vietnam People’s Army’s duty to defend the ruling party over national […]
Vietnam in 2014: Crisis with China Makes Headlines
Southeast Asian Affairs is the only one of its kind: a comprehensive annual review devoted to the international relations, politics, and economies of the region and its nation-states. The collected […]
Vietnam’s Proactive Foreign Relations
In the post-Cold War era, Vietnam has been successful in expanding relations both regionally and globally. And whereas China remains a strategic challenge for Vietnam in the South China Sea, […]