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.
Kazakhstan: An Island of Stability in a Turbulent Region
Kazakhstan’s stability and predictability has been central to the newly uprgraded status of relations with the European Union. Key to this is Astana’s model of orderly and centralized reforms as […]
Asserting Statehood: Kazakhstan’s Role in International Organizations
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has developed a record of being the most proactive and innovative former Soviet republic in the sphere of international cooperation. Kazakhstan’s multilateral […]
The EU, Central Asia, and the Development of Continental Transport and Trade
Since the collapse of the USSR, a number of initiatives have embarked, separately or together, on the momentous task of rebuilding trade and transportation arteries across Central Asia and the […]
Central, East Europe’s road to benefits
The One Belt, One Road initiative needs to be aligned with Central and Eastern European Counties’ development plans, argues Dr. Minru Liu. Coordination and cooperation in this diverse region are […]
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 […]
U.S.-China “Dual Leadership”: The Rise of a New Balance of Power in East Asia?
China’s rising economic clout combined with enduring U.S. military superiority reflects the emergence of a new albeit asymmetric balance of power, argues Quansheng Zhao. Uncertainties notwithstanding, this new order of […]
After the Deal: The EU and Iran’s Energy Promise
The EU has played an instrumental role in negotiating the interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Ozan Serdaroglu argues that while the prospective lifting of sanctions under a final deal […]
Conflicting Views on Global Governance between China and the U.S.
The new National Security Strategy (NSS) of the United States – which was published in February 2015 – not only provides the most authoritative account of the country’s strategic thinking, […]
A Western Strategy for the South Caucasus
The Caucasus is key to any Western efforts to shape future interactions between Europe and the Middle East, and to Western commercial and strategic interests in Eurasia. At a time […]
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 […]