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Welcome to CSCAP

The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) provides an informal mechanism for scholars, officials and others in their private capacities to discuss political and security issues and challenges facing the region. It also provides policy recommendations to various inter-governmental bodies, convenes regional and international meetings and establishes linkages with institutions and organisations in other parts of the world to exchange information, insights and experiences in the area of regional political-security cooperation.

CSCAP activities are guided by a Steering Committee and is co-chaired by a member from an ASEAN Member Committee and a member from a non-ASEAN Member Committee. The Co-Chairs are Dr Suchit Bunbongkarn from CSCAP-Thailand as the ASEAN Co-Chair (2017-2019) and Professor Anthony (Tony) Milner from Aus-CSCAP as the Non-ASEAN Co-Chair (2018-2020).

Latest News

AusCSCAP with Asialink, has commissioned a series of articles on the impact of COVID-19 sourced from regional experts. The articles explore questions about the consequences of COVID-19 for this region's strategic and foreign policy environment. What will be the impact of the crisis on the United States-China rivalry? What is the future of globalisation and regional institutions? What will a post-covid regional security order look like?
Just a year ago, the CSCAP Outlook highlighted what it termed ‘the end of ambiguity and denial’ about whether the United States and China saw themselves as engaged in an adversarial contest for global pre-eminence. Most of the papers assembled in this edition of Outlook confirm this judgement. 
Click here to read the Regional Security Outlook 2020 
USCSCAP and CSCAP Vietnam co-chaired the sixth meeting of the CSCAP Study Group on Nonproliferation and Disarmament (NPD) in the Asia Pacific. Download the conference report here. 

The CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2019 is now available.

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