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.
The State as Investment Market: Kyrgyzstan in Comparative Perspective
Based on a detailed examination of Kyrgyzstan, Johan Engvall goes well beyond the case of this single country to elaborate a broad theory of economic corruption in developing post-Soviet states regionally—as a rational form of investment market for political elites.
The Revolt of 1916 in Russian Central Asia
Marking the centennial of the 1916 Revolt in Russian Central Asia, the Central Asia Caucasus Institute releases a new edition of Edward Dennis Sokol's pioneering book, originally published in 1954, now with a new foreword by S. Frederick Starr.
Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement
How can peace be brokered between warring sides in conflicts over self-determination and what roles do external third parties play? Martina Klimesova examines the question thoroughly in this book.
Putin’s Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents
Bringing together a group of leading American and European experts, this is the first book-length study of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to create a Eurasian Union.
Sino-India Overseas Energy Strategies- A Perspective of Geopolitics and Geo-economics
This book studies Sino-India overseas energy strategies from geo-political and geo-economic perspective in a comprehensive and systematic way. Based on the relationship between China’s and India’s economic development, energy needs […]
Russian Organized Crime: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region
A new criminal landscape is emerging in Europe. A key factor behind the dramatically increasing crime levels is Russian organized crime. While these groups are often comprised of Russians, they […]
The Transatlantic Partnership and Relations with Russia
Relations with Russia are an area where America and Europe have similar interests, and where they have traditionally coordinated policies. In this volume, jointly produced by the Institute for Security […]
Organized Crime and the Financial Crisis: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region
The financial crisis has affected not only the economies of countries in the Baltic Sea Region. It also provided a golden opportunity for organized crime groups to expand their activities. […]
Azerbaijan Since Independence
Azerbaijan Since Independence offers a comprehensive introduction to modern Azerbaijan, a post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. This small country has outsized importance due to […]
The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the International Strategic Configuration
Report from the 2nd Annual ISDP-AMS Conference