Russia-DPRK Relations: Implications for the UNSC’s Mandate
The burgeoning military cooperation between Russia and the DPRK poses a significant challenge to global security. The simplified characterization of the alleged arms deal as a product of converging interests between old friends overlooks the fundamental importance of geo-political dynamics and both states’ diplomatic pivot away from the liberal West as a cause for re-evaluating their bilateral relations.
This issue brief argues that regardless of whether the arms deal sustains momentum beyond the Ukraine war, strengthened DPRK-Russo relations challenge the UN Security Council as the principal theater for engagement on the North Korean nuclear issue and threaten to accelerate the widening rift between liberal and autocratic spheres of influence.
The Political Split at the Heart of Taiwan’s Struggle against Foreign Disinformation
Taiwan’s struggle against foreign disinformation and concerns about China’s impact on its 2024 election has received much international attention recently. This issue brief examines the domestic and international politics behind […]
India-Japan-Philippines: A Strategic Maritime Trilateral or More?
Regional states like India, Japan, and the Philippines have been seeking cooperative solutions with other middle powers that can both counter the Chinese influence and fulfill other economic as well […]
ISDP Annual Report 2023
ISDP’s Annual Report for the year 2023. We look back on 2023, a year in which tensions and conflicts captured the strategic space in ISDP’s focus areas, making headlines around […]
An Interview with Professor Torbjörn Lodén: EU and U.S. Relations with China in Retrospect and Looking Ahead
The Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP) has for the past three years had the honor and privilege of Professor Torbjörn Lodén serving as its Head of the Stockholm […]
Contemporary Hong Kong-Taiwan Relations in China’s Shadow
On November 25, 2022, the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) arranged a webinar titled “Contemporary Hong Kong-Taiwan Relations in the Shadow of the People’s Republic of China”. The […]