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Books and Monographs





Books and Monographs
The ISDP occasionally publishes longer monographs and edited volumes. The books published by the ISDP (and its two constituent parts - CACI & SRSP and the Asia Program) are listed below.

Strong and Unique: Three Decades of U.S.-Kazakhstan Partnership, Published 2021

Change and Continuity in Uzbekistan 1991-2016, October 2018

Putin's Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents, Published 2014

Russian Organized Crime: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region, February 2012

The Transatlantic Partnership and Relations with Russia, Published 2012

Organized Crime and the Financial Crisis: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region, Published 2011

Japan's Foreign Policy in Transition: The Way Forward for Japan as an International Actor in a World in Flux, April 2011

No Confidence in Korea: A Regional Problem in a Global Context, Published 2010

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the International Strategic Configuration, Published 2010


Reconnecting India and Central Asia: Emerging Security and Economic Dimensions, 2010 (Full Report):


Security and Development in Asia: New Threats and Challenges in the Post-Postwar Era, 2009 (Full Report):


Energy and Security Cooperation in Asia: Challenges and Prospects, 2009


China as a Neighbor: Central Asian Perspectives and Strategies, Published in 2009


Japan and the Challenge of Human Security: The Founding of a New Policy 1995-2003, Published in 2008


Japan's Silk Road Diplomacy: Paving the Road Ahead, 2008


Kazakhstan: The Road to Independence, Energy Policy and the Birth of a Nation, 2008


Asia 2018-2028: Development Scenarios, June 2008


Myanmar/Burma: Challenges and Perspectives, 2008


Natural Resources Security in South Asia: Nepal's Water, 2007


The New Silk Roads: Transport and Trade in Greater Central Asia, 2007 (Introduction, Full Report) covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, The Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, India, China, Turkey and Russia.


Georgia After the Rose Revolution: Geopolitical Predicament and Implications for U.S. Policy, February 2007


A Strategic Conflict Analysis of Afghanistan, August 2005


A Strategic Conflict Analysis of the South Caucasus with a Focus on Georgia, June 2005


A Strategic Conflict Analysis of Central Asia with a Focus on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, June 2005


Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management in Northeast Asia, 2005 (Full Report) covering:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Chapter 2: Northeast Asia: Challenges to Conflict Prevention and Prevention Research

  • Chapter 3: Conflict Prevention in Northeast Asia: Theoretical and Conceptual Reflections

  • Chapter 4: Regional Cooperation and Conflict Prevention

  • Chapter 5: Informal Networks as a Conflict Preventive Mechanism

  • Chapter 6: China, Japan and Russia: The Energy Security Nexus

  • Chapter 7: The "One China" Principle as Foundation for Cross-Strait Conflict Prevention and Management: A Perspective from Beijing

  • Chapter 8: Conflict Prevention and Management in Northeast Asia: A Perspective from Taipei

  • Chapter 9: A Perspective from Pyongyang through Foreign Glasses

  • Chapter 10: Dilemmas of South Korea's New Approaches to Conflict prevention

  • Chapter 11: Conflict Prevention and Management in Northeast Asia: A Japanese Perspective

  • Chapter 12: Concluding Thoughts


The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Oil Window to the West, 2005


Autonomy and Conflict: Ethnoterritoriality and Separatism in the South Caucasus - Cases in Georgia, 2002


Regional Cooperation and Conflict Management: Lessons from the Pacific Rim, 2002


Source: Institute for Security and Development Policy