CSCAP: ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY OUTLOOK for 2016
Short news by Victor Bjorgan Barrios .- Established in 1993, the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is the premier Track Two organization in the Asia Pacific region and counterpart to the Track One processes dealing with security issues, namely, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the ASEAN Defence Ministers Plus Forum.
CSCAP published their SECURITY OUTLOOK for 2016. The assessments assembled in this publication broadly confirm the judgement that the Asia Pacific continued over the past year to deplete its most precious asset: the confident expectation that the region could preserve order and stability while managing a strategic transformation of historic proportions. The resolve of governments, the influence of robust bilateral political, economic and security relationships and the authority of regional multilateral processes have failed to prevent the further erosion of the security order and a matching intensification of military posturing, partnering for security purposes and the like. READ PUBLICATION HERE
Recently the CSCAP EU, under the leadership of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), was admitted as a new member committee of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP), by unanimous decision at the 40th Steering committee meeting in Beijing, on 2 December 2013. Its role is to actively contribute to CSCAP activities by providing the best European expertise on key regional security issues.