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.
Financing War or Facilitating Peace? The Impact of Rebel Drug Trafficking on Peace Negotiations in Colombia and Myanmar
Rebel involvement in drug trafficking is broadly found to prolong and intensify civil wars. Being an illicit good with strong demand, high profit margins, limited barriers to entry, and few […]
The forgotten success story: Japan and the methamphetamine problem
This paper examines Japan’s policy towards methamphetamine (Japanese: hiropon). Opium has been used in Japan for medicinal purposes since 1722. However, it was strictly controlled. The result was that drug […]
Toward a Crimea Scenario? Russia’s Annexation Policies in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and Their Implications
Since independence, the conflicts over the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have constituted troublesome challenges to Georgia’s sovereign interests. Tbilisi’s lack of control of 20 percent of its […]
Om Institutet för Säkerhets- & Utvecklingspolitik – Kontaktskapande som Policyverktyg i Östasien
I Orientaliska Studier No. 142: Forskning om Öst- & Sydöstasien.
Intra-state Conflicts: Can the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Play a Role?
This study examines whether the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can play a role in the context of intra-state conflicts in the Southeast Asian region. It first outlines the […]
Construction and Operation of China-Myanmar Oil & Gas Pipeline: A Geopolitical-economic Analysis
The China-Myanmar Oil & Gas pipeline has not only brought enormous geopolitical interests for both China and Myanmar, but also changed the energy geopolitics pattern in Asia, especially in East […]
Understanding Turkey’s Tilt
Turkey has never been an easy ally for the United States.The key question for American policymakers is whether dealing with Turkey today is fundamentally different than it has been in […]
Climate Change and China as a Global Emerging Regulatory Sea Power in the Arctic Ocean: Is China a Threat for Arctic Security?
The impact of climate change in the Arctic Ocean such as ice melting and ice retreat facilitates natural resources extraction. Arctic fossil fuel becomes the drivers of geopolitical changes in […]
Sino-Pakistan Energy Corridor: Geopolitical and Geo-economic Thoughts
The Construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt has extraordinary significance to optimizing China’s diplomatic strategy and economic structure as well as reasonably tapping resources in the EurasianContinent. As an […]