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.
Australia Speaks Plainly on the South China Sea
They say actions speak louder than words. So maybe Australia’s invitation to Japan to take part in U.S.-Australian war games in July and the lack of an invitation for China […]
China’s Dangerous $5 Trillion Dollar Bet: A South China Sea ADIZ?
This week the annual report to the U.S. Congress on China’s Military Power was released. It noted Beijing’s use of “low-intensity coercion” across the South China Sea and East China […]
Politics, Religion and ISIS in Malaysia
Ahead of the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, held in Malaysia in April 2015, authorities in the country seized explosives and arrested 12 men who were allegedly […]
The forgotten peoples of Vietnam’s Wars
In the second half of the 20th century two of Indochina’s ethnic groups found themselves on the “wrong side of history”. Both supported the US forces in the Vietnam War […]
Beijing, Hanoi should look beyond disputes
China and Vietnam observe the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year. While the occasion provides a special opportunity for deepening bilateral relations, the two countries have […]
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, […]
How the Kurds’ Power Play Backfired in Turkey
Imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan’s recent calls for the Kurdish militants to end the armed struggle inside Turkey seemed designed to show that they were on the brink of a […]
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 […]
სამართლის პოლიტიზაცია საქართველოში: მზარდი საფრთხე? – The Politicization of Justice in Georgia: A Growing Threat?
ბოლო წლებში ყოფილი მთავრობის წევრების დაპატიმრებისა და გასამართლების კამპანია ბადებს შეკითხვას, გადაიქცევა თუ არა თანდათან საქართველოს სასამართლო სისტემა პოლიტიკური ანგარიშსწორებისა და ოპოზიციის დასუსტების ინსტრუმენტად. 2012 წელს ხელისუფლების შეცვლის მომენტიდან, პროკურატურა […]
ISIS’ Role Model: Pol Pot’s ‘Genocidal’ Khmer Rouge
In the 1960s and 70s, communism was arguably the Western world’s equivalent to today’s global battle with Islamic jihad. Its scourge and spread in the midst of the Cold War […]