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Upcoming Events

December 7, 2011

Stockholm University and ISDP co-organized lecture on "'National Studies' in China and Japan" with Professor Wang Xiaolin, Associate Professor at the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at City University of Hong Kong.

Events in October-November

November 29, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "Chinese Culture and the Country’s Peaceful Development Strategy" with Sr. Col. Wang Xinjun Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, War Theory and Strategy Studies Department, Academy of Military Science, People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China.

November 18, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "Reasons Behind the Strained inter-Korean Relations and Ways to Improve Inter-Korean Relations" and "The Conclusion of a Korean Peace Treaty and the US Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region" with Mr. So Ki Sok, Senior Researcher and Director for the Division of External Affairs, Institute for Disarmament and Peace (IDP), Pyongyang, DPRK and Mr. Ho Hak Rim, Researcher, IDP, Pyongyang, DPRK.

November 17, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "China's Rising Military Power and its Implications" with Major Jiao Liang, Assistant Research Fellow, World Military Studies Department, Academy of Military Science, People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China.

November 16, 2011

TRANSNATIONAL CRIME FORUM on "Approaching and Counteracting Contemporary Organized Crime" with Prof. Dr. Gert Vermeulen, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), Ghent University, Belgium.

November 15, 2011

SILK ROAD FORUM on "The Arab Spring and its Implications for Israel" with Mr. Hirsh Goodman, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University, Israel.

November 10, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "The Rise of Emerging Powers and its Effect" with Mr. Liu Yu, Assistant Professor, Institute of World Politics Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing, China.

November 1, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "Global Commons and the Reconstruction of Sino-US Military Relations" with Mr. Li Yan, Research Associate Professor, Institute of American Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing, China.

October 7, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "China, the born-again superpower" with Adjunct Professor Klas Eklund, Senior Economist, SEB, Stockholm, Sweden.

October 4, 2011

ASIA FORUM on "Nuclear Proliferation Concerns in Asia" with Ms. Manpreet Sethi, Project Leader at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, India.

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Asia Papers

Changing Southeast Asia – The Role of China, the United States, Japan and ASEAN

Cao Yunhua and Chen Jianrong

November 2011

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Taiwan's Role in the Breakout of the Taiwan Strait Crises: a Historical Perspective

Lu Jinghua

November 2011

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North Korea's Third Hereditary Succession: Determining Factors and Hidden Meanings

Seung Yeol Lee

November 2011

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Towards a Peaceful Settlement of the Preah Vihear Temple Dispute

Kyaw Moe Tun

October 2011

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Policy Briefs and Op-eds

Myanmar's Push for Democracy

Christopher O'Hara and David Nises

ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 80, November 23, 2011

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Future Prospects for the Six-Party Talks

Sangsoo Lee and Stina Bergman

ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 79, November 9, 2011

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Rare Earth Elements: The Next Oil

Elliot Brennan and Bert Edström

ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No 78, October 19, 2011

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A Blue or Green Future for Cross-Strait Relations?

Martina Klimesova

ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No 77, October 5, 2011

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Staff and Project News

November 30, 2011
ISDP launches a new joint project on money laundering with the Swedish National Police.
ISDP, together with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the Asset Recovery Office (ARO) in Sweden have received funding from SIDA's Baltic Sea Unit for a 15-month joint project. The project is aimed at strengthening regional cooperation between financial intelligence units and asset recovery offices around the Baltic Sea in the fight against money laundering. The project will include several meetings and joint activities with the purpose of improving regional cooperation on money laundering and asset recovery. Representatives from FIU and ARO from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland will participate in the project. ISDP's role will be to coordinate the project and to author the final report.

November 24, 2011
ISDP received a delegation from the four Russian cities
of Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk, Nyagan' and Khanti-Mansiysk - who travelled to Sweden to learn from the successful Swedish experience in drug prevention.

November 20-21, 2011
Per Eklund, Svante Cornell and Johanna Popjanevski hosted a seminar
on Strengthening Democratization and Rule of Law in Georgia in Stockholm. The event was attended by leading representatives from the Georgian ruling party and opposition, as well as representatives from the international policy sphere.

November 15, 2011
on prevention of cannabis use among youngsters. NGO's, government officials and teachers met at ISDP to discuss how to best combine efforts in strengthening prevention of cannabis use among youngsters.

November 15, 2011
ISDP receives funding from the US Embassy in Stockholm
to host a seminar on the Iran Nuclear Issue - current challenges and possible solutions. The seminar will take place in late January 2012 in connection with the EU's Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference at the Institute. ISDP would like to thank the US Embassy for supporting this seminar.

14-16 November, 2011
Walter Kegö and Alexandru Molcean participated in the Experts Working Group Consultation
"Protecting Legitimacy in Politics" organized by International IDEA in Stockholm, Sweden.

November 10, 2011
Walter Kegö made a presentation on "Trafficking and Routes Concerning Illegal Drugs"
on a Conference in Gothenburg for politicians and heads in Social Welfare.

October 27, 2011
MOU signed between ISDP and CICIR.
ISDP signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Institutes of Contemporary international Relations (CICIR) on October 17, 2011 during a visit to Beijing, China.

October 21-29
Johanna Popjanevski travelled to Tbilisi, Georgia
to attend the annual Georgian Defence and Security Conference, organized by the Georgian Ministry of Defence and the office of the Georgian State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration. During her stay in Tbilisi she also met with state officials in preparation for a seminar on Georgia's democratization process, held in Stockholm, Sweden in November.

October 24-29
Jan Rudengren and Anna von Wachenfelt attended the launching workshop for the SIDA financed project on Partner Driven Cooperation, Hanoi, Vietnam.
The project is a collaboration between three European institutes, NIAS, ISDP and ACE/Lund University and the Vietnamese institute IPSARD.

October 16-22, 2011
Niklas Swanström, Sangsoo Lee, Christopher O' Hara and David Mulrooney travelled to Fujian, China
to study recent developments in Cross-Strait relations. ISDP held meetings with CICIR, Institute of Taiwan Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xiamen Association of Taiwan Studies, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State council Department of Research, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State council and Taiwan research Institute at Xiamen University.

October 10 – 28, 2011
Walter Kegö, Erik Leijonmarck and Alexandru Molcean undertook three research trips to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
They met with representatives of different public authorities, law enforcement bodies, embassies, NGO's and Universities gathering information for the "Protecting Legitimacy in Politics" project.

October 14, 2011
Sangsoo Lee held a presentation on "China's Rise"
at a seminar organized by the Society for Korean Scholars and Experts of Humanities and Social Science in Stockholm, Sweden.

October 3, 2011
ISDP receives development funding from SIDA for Vietnam project.
ISDP will initiate a new project on partner driven cooperation (PDC) in Vietnam, focusing on agricultural issues, land policy and other development issues. The project is in cooperation with IPSARD, Lund University and CBS. The result of the project will be available on ISDP's homepage.

October 3, 2011
Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister visits ISDP.
ISDP hosted a round table discussion with Georgia's Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Reintegration, Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili, at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Guest researchers

Two new guest researchers arrived in October from the Institute for Disarmament and Peace, Pyongyang. Mr. Ki Sok So is a senior researcher and Director for the Division of External Affairs at the Institute for Disarmament and Peace, Pyongyang, DPRK and Mr. Hak Rim Ho is a researcher at the Institute for Disarmament and Peace, Pyongyang, DPRK. They stayed until November 21, 2011.