Northeast Asia has emerged as one of the most important regions in the world economy, but also for international security. The region has become one of the most militarized in the world, and there exists a high level of intra-regional distrust. Furthermore, in the wake of the economic, social and environmental transformations of recent decades, non-traditional threats have also risen, necessitating more complex approaches to regional security. Therefore, governments in the region face the challenge of dealing with a variety of potentially emerging crises, both military and civilian.
ISDP explores the unique dynamics of the region’s conflicts, societies, and developments in order to increase knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing Northeast Asia as a region in dealing with emerging threats of crises. Since its inception, ISDP has acted as a hub for discussion in a variety of situations involving conflicts and has developed expertise in these countries and has developed an extensive network in both Europe and Asia in the policy, academic, military, government and business communities that will allow it to bring together the relevant stakeholders.
Will Yoon’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Tackle the China Threat?
In late-December 2022, South Korea under the relatively new presidency of Yoon Suk-yeol effectively concluded its policy shift from “strategic ambiguity” by releasing the “Strategy for a Free, Peaceful, and […]
North Korea Likely to Lift Pandemic Border Restrictions in 2023
Abstract In his speech at the Workers’ Party at the end of December 2022, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed that 2023 is the third year of key […]
Kishida’s New Era Realism in National Security and India Diplomacy
The Ukraine war and double threat from China and North Korea in Japan’s backyard have pushed Tokyo to update national security plans and step up India ties. On December 16, […]
Japan and Europe: Building On a Capital Moment
Introduction: For decades, Japan and Europe defined their “natural” partnership based on universal values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law in deference to ties with other partners. The differences in […]
Japan Leads the Way in Global Health Diplomacy: The Case of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Abstract: This issue brief aims to investigate Japan’s policy toward “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs) in light of Japan’s global health diplomacy. It confirms the significance of the so-called ‘Hashimoto Initiative’ […]
Allies should find new policy on North Korea
Since South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol took office in May, North Korea has continuously tested its missiles, including the Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and other advanced short-range ballistic missiles […]