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.
A “Double Fault” in Swedish Aid?
Swedish development cooperation has moved away from an explicit focus on poverty reduction with its partner countries to other priorities, namely democracy and human rights, gender equality, and the environment. […]
New Juncture in EU-Turkey Relations?
With the issuing of the EU Commission’s Progress Report on Turkey, it would appear that there is fresh impetus for EU-Turkey relations to be placed on an improved footing after […]
Bombings in Myanmar: New Impetus for Community Engagement
A series of recent bombings in Myanmar reveal how complex business interests can derail the peace process and put into jeopardy the country’s democratic transition. Police reports attributed the bombings […]
New Frontiers: Russian-Speaking Organized Crime in Latin America
Russian-speaking organized crime is capitalizing on and flourishing in the “permissive environment” of Latin American countries. Principally involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, it is also colluding effectively with […]
Local Capacity Building and the Current Crisis in Mindanao
Violence continues to mar the ongoing peace process in Mindanao in the southern Philippines, with two groups seeking to derail the advancement of talks and the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement of […]
The Rise of Transnational Russian-Speaking Organized Crime
Transnational Russian-Speaking Organized Crime is a growing scourge for the whole of Europe. Taking advantage of its unique “assets,” it also exploits eased border controls, new technologies, and legal loopholes. […]
Crystallizing Faultlines: Turkey’s Democratic Durability At Risk
In the aftermath of the anti-governmental Gezi demonstrations of May-June and the conclusion of the Ergenekon trial earlier this month, clear fault-lines are crystallizing in the Turkish political landscape, with […]
New Kid on the Block: South Korea as an Emerging ODA Player
South Korea has so far failed to fulfil its potential as an important player in Overseas Development Aid, with its aid having been too little and spread too thin. Meanwhile, […]
Striking a Balance: Myanmar and the Issue of Intellectual Property Rights
Strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights in Myanmar has the potential to act as a catalyst for economic growth, spurring foreign direct investment and in the long run helping […]
India’s Shale Gas Boom: Dream or Reality?
As India prepares for the release of its long anticipated shale gas policy, pressure continues to mount on New Delhi. An increase in coal imports over the past 12 months […]