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.
Going nowhere: Thailand’s coup, one year on
Today marks one year since the Thai junta came to power in a coup d’état.The move was ostensibly made to save the country from deadly street violence that had crippled […]
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 […]
China-India Energy Cooperation: A Perspective of Geo-politics and Geo-economics
In the process of their rise as major powers, China and India have experienced rapid economic development, with an average annual growth rate at 10 percent and 8 percent respectively […]
A Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Hillary Clinton and Aung San Suu Kyi
Hillary Clinton’s presidential tilt is now official. It comes as little surprise for most in the US but it is sure to have some effect in Myanmar, where Clinton, as […]
Breaking the deadlock on the Korean peninsula
With the Six Party Talks — the main multilateral mechanism to negotiate North Korea’s denuclearisation — moribund since December 2008, the North Korean nuclear issue appears increasingly intractable. North Korea […]
Vietnam-ASEAN Relations: A Retrospective
In 2015 Vietnam celebrates two major anniversaries. First, it is 40 years since war ended in Vietnam with the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, which paved the way […]
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 […]