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.
The Israilov Case and Human Rights in Chechnya
On November 26, 2010, the first part of the trial concerning the murder of a Chechen refugee, Umar Israilov, ended in Vienna. Israilov was killed in January 2009 in what […]
From Sanctions to Engagement: The Need for a New Policy Towards Myanmar
After close to two decades of sanctions against Myanmar, it is time to acknowledge that this strategy has not done much to promote positive development in Myanmar. Instead, it has […]
China and EU in Myanmar: Different Paths to the Same Goals
The elections that took place in Myanmar, on November 7, did not meet European expectations and many European states have responded by condemning the military government. This will do nothing […]
The Limits of “Strategic Patience”
The Obama administration’s policy on North Korea has been declared “strategic patience,” or put in more vulgar words “how to treat a spoiled child.” Essentially, it means that North Korea […]
U.S. Midterm Elections: So, What’s New?
The November 2 midterm elections were in many respects typical. The party holding the Presidency was held responsible for the dismal economy and a very weak job market. The anger […]
Myanmar Election: Old Wine in New Bottles and Does it Matter?
The first week after the election in Myanmar has passed, and the regime has been condemned along with countries that have accepted the results. The British Ambassador to Myanmar, Andrew […]
Russia’s Police Reform – Medvedev’s Test?
President Dimitry Medvedev has made police reform in Russia one of his largest and most important reform projects. The police reform could be seen as a part of the larger […]
The Role of Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in Kyrgyzstan’s Ethnic Crisis
On October 10, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections. According to reports, the elections were surprisingly free and fair. Unfortunately, the problem of state criminalization remains. The new government will face a […]
Sino-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA): Time to Discuss One China?
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) was signed by China and Taiwan in June this year and took effect on September 12. It is designed to promote closer cooperation and […]
China and the EU: Economy Prevails
In recent years Sino-EU interaction has increased and will continue to do so. This will also increase strife in Sino-EU relations. There are concerns that clashes could occur over sensitive […]