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’s Snap election
Kazakhstan’s decision to hold early presidential elections in April, a year ahead of time, comes at a time of turmoil for the country. Generally considered a success story of the […]
The Limits of Russia’s “Pivot to Asia”
Forging closer economic and strategic ties with East Asia constitutes a rebalancing act in Moscow’s attempts to diversify its markets and counter its increased isolation in the wake of the […]
Putin’s Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents
Bringing together a group of leading American and European experts, this is the first book-length study of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to create a Eurasian Union.
Green Light for Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam?
After decades of delay, a hydropower dam project in Tajikistan that will cost US$3-5 billion, involve the relocation of around 42,000 people and enrage downstream neighbors has been given an […]
Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States
Notwithstanding Kazakhstan’s entrance into the Eurasian Economic Union and a growing perception of American disengagement from Central Asia, the major finding of this report is that the strategic objectives of […]
Eurasian Union versus Silk Road Economic Belt?
While Russia and China are heralding a new “strategic partnership,” this policy brief explores how competition between the two countries may increasingly emerge in regard to Central Asia—a region where […]
Kazakhstan’s “Pivot to China”?
Kazakh President Nazarbayev’s visit to China on May 19-20 has taken place at a time of rising challenges for Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev’s attempt to “pivot to China” can bring benefits in […]
Afghanistan and its Neighbors: the Challenge of 2014
The focus of international attention has shifted away from Afghanistan as the conflicts in Egypt and Syria have intensified, but the prospect of the withdrawal of U.S. and allied troops in […]
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.