The ASEAN Regional Forum: from dialogue to practical security cooperation?

  title={The ASEAN Regional Forum: from dialogue to practical security cooperation?},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Haacke},
  journal={Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  pages={427 - 449}
  • J. Haacke
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Political Science
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
This article examines to what extent the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) has moved beyond dialogue to practical security co-operation. Focusing on terrorism, maritime security and disaster relief as key areas of ARF activities in the past few years, the paper offers four arguments: first, while the ARF primarily remains a forum for regional security dialogues and confidence building, its participants have slowly become prepared to proceed with practical… 

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