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.
A botched coup and Turkey’s descent into madness
A lot remains unclear regarding the attempted coup that shook Turkey. But it is possible to draw some preliminary conclusions about its background and implications. The coup was not planned […]
Brussels, Moscow and energy security – a struggle on equal terms?
Despite an economic downturn, Moscow is increasingly trying to re-position itself as a global actor by attempting to control its neighbors and weaken Europe. In part, it aims to achieve […]
Disaster Diplomacy for Asia and the Middle East
Over the last 25 years, the world has seen a rise in the frequency of natural disasters in rich and poor countries alike. Today, there are more people at risk […]
Unravelling the Intentions Behind the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea
What is the strategy behind the recent events in North Korea, and how will the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea affect future developments?
Security Building Measures for the North Korea’s Nuclear Crisis
How to tackle resolving the North Korean nuclear issue in a situation where all previous efforts have failed?
Tracking Trade-inspired Globalization Over More Than a Millennium
This absorbing but curiously misnamed book is more than the story of the “Silk Roads” and less than a “History of the World.” Peter Frankopan, an Oxford specialist on Byzantium, […]
Vladimir Putin’s Next European Front
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter today offered reassurances Turkey’s alliance with the US and NATO, and Turkey’s commitment to counter-Islamic State fight, are all still strong following a failed military […]
Peace, Alliance, and Inclusivity: Ending Conflict in Myanmar
Min Zaw Oo and Elliot Brennan take a look at Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
NATO Must Demand More From Turkey
Halil M. Karaveli in the New York Times "Room for Debate": Turkey has always been an awkward NATO member. Does the country belong in the alliance?
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011, Ahmet Davutoglu, then Turkish minister of foreign affairs and now prime minister, vowed that Turkey would be the “game setter” of […]