Managing Security Challenges in Southeast Asia
This article discusses the evolution of diplomatic and security relations between the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the Councils for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). It reviews how the ARF and CSCAP were formed to encourage transparency in terms of non-military security matters, such as transnational crime, environmental hazards and illegal migration, while developing relations among the countries of Southeast Asia and the US. The author argues that since CSCAP delegations are less involved in immediate security concerns, they are given a low priority by government officials, who are more concerned with protecting sovereignty.
© 2002 The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Sheldon W Simon