ISDP has a growing interest in Southeast Asia regarding development and security related issues as well as policy and research. The region houses a highly complex political environment, is a home to high rates of economic development, significant inequality and critical security challenges. Located geographically at the intersection of many strategic routes, what happens in the region directly affects political and economic relations globally. In-depth research and understanding are required to identify the best policy approaches to these potential opportunities and challenges.
Since 2007, ISDP has deepened its ties with think tanks and research agencies across Southeast Asia. Through this network, ISDP seeks to enhance understanding of issues affecting Southeast Asia in Europe and Asia alike, through joint research and cooperation. Key to ISDP’s work on Southeast Asia is the Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs. The work of ISDP in the region is focused on supporting peace and stability, and the study of non-traditional security challenges, such as environmental issues and transnational threats.
EU’s global gateway strategy and building a global consensus vis-a-vis BRI
Abstract: The Belt and Road Initiative paved the way for China to establish far-reaching trade relations and greater political influence across continents. Dominating the Indo-Pacific region by building up the […]
As G20 President, Can India Advance Its Multipolar Worldview?
Introduction: Days after the G-20 summit in Bali, which marked the end of the Indonesian presidency and heralded the group’s Indian leadership for the new term beginning in December, Indian […]
One Belt, One Road: Changing Asian Geo-Politics and India
Abstract: The ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) has remarkably transformed discourse on geopolitics within the Asian context. As an initiative, the OBOR has embedded within itself a peculiar dynamic that […]
China’s Rise in the Indo-Pacific: A Quad Countries’ Perspective
Abstract: China’s rise as an economic, technological, and military superpower in the last two decades is one of the most prominent factors that led to the emergence of the Quad […]
Anchoring BIMSTEC: is Japan going ashore in the Bay of Bengal?
Introduction: The latest India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue in September reiterated the two partners’ commitment to greater regional cooperation and integration in the Indo-Pacific. The 2+2 meetings are intended to provide […]
India and the Kindleberger Trap: Multipolarity Amid the Taiwan Crisis
Introduction: In September 2019, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in his statement at an Alliance for Multilateralism meeting unambiguously stated that “the Kindleberger Trap on the shortage of global goods is far more […]