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.
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, […]
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 […]
China and Myanmar: When neighbours become good friends
China wants to keep its good relationship with Myanmar. But, because the major powers are also taking interest, China must work to make a strong relationship even stronger.
Dispute Management in the South China Sea
The report assesses the progress made in terms of dispute management in the South China Sea. This is done through an analysis of the formally settled disputes followed by an […]
China and Vietnam Require More Meaningful Efforts to Manage Disputes
The 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vietnam will be celebrated in 2015. While it provides a special opportunity for the two countries to deepen […]
Thailand is stuck in a US-China tug of war
As many analysts have cautioned, Thailand has swung closer to China’s orbit since the junta took control in May 2014. This wasn’t Nostradamus-level foresight. The US was always going to […]
Why institutions, not elections, should be Myanmar’s yardstick in 2015
This year is being marked as Myanmar’s litmus test. The country, and much of the world, will watch the November elections with anticipation. Yet more important for Myanmar than the […]
Asia Reacts to China’s South China Sea Airstrip
In what was the first ever port call between the countries, two Vietnamese frigates visited the Philippines on Tuesday. An unnamed Filipino naval officer said the two countries would hold […]
Peace plan – Political hurdles in the Mindanao peace process
The insurgent Moro Islamic Liberation Front faces political and economic challenges in implementing a peace plan for a new, autonomous political entity in Mindanao called Bangsamoro. Martina Klimesova examines why […]
Religion in Southeast Asia: Diversity and the threat of extremes
Until recently, parents in Thailand would leave their children in Buddhist temples while they worked the fields and factories. Buddhist monks would act as caretakers and teachers. Religious education was […]