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.
Return of the Liberal Democrats? Internal Divisions within the Democratic Party of Japan
The so-called ‘Shadow Shogun’ of Japanese politics, Ozawa Ichiro has thrown his hat into the ring again, this time declaring his intention to run for the top post of the […]
The Korean Peninsula: Ways Forward after Cheonan?
In the aftermath of the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has become isolated to such an extent that the only interaction […]
National Elections in the Philippines: New Leadership and New Prospects of Peace in Mindanao?
On May 10, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino secured a majority in the national elections and will be the next President of the Republic of the Philippines. With strong electoral support and […]
Kim Jong-il’s Visit to China: An Abiding Friendship?
After days of silence about Kim Jong-il’s recent secretive visit to China, the Chinese and North Korean news agencies Xinhua and KCNA released a statement saying that the traditional friendship […]
Obama on a Roll
In the last month, there has been a flurry of foreign and security policy activities from the Obama administration. These were a nuclear arms deal with Russia, a revised U.S. […]
China’s Role in the Darfur Peace Process and Its Implications
When the Sudanese government recently signed ceasefire agreements with major rebel groups, the Darfur peace process gained momentum. The peace process attracts attention from China because of its energy and […]
Combating Human Trafficking: The Swedish Experience
Human trafficking implies transnational transportation of people for purposes such as prostitution, slavery, begging or committing crimes on behalf of others. In Europe, trafficking has become an increasing problem over […]
Fighting Organized Crime in the EU: A New Era with the Lisbon Treaty and the Stockholm Programme
The EU´s actions to counter transnational organized crime have paved the way for a process aimed at harmonizing and unifying national structures on legal matters in order to combat transnational […]
Georgia and the Eastern Partnership: Democratization without Conflict Resolution
Although providing for further integration with EU institutions, the Eastern Partnership does not offer Georgia what the country desires the most: security guarantees and avenues for the restoration of its […]
Obama and Asia
The support in the United States for President Obama has fallen dramatically in the last six months. His job approval rate is now below 50 per cent and there is […]