Accession Number : ADA301183

Title :   Stonework or Sandcastle? Asia's Regional Security Forum.

Descriptive Note : Central research program,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lacy, James L.

PDF Url : ADA301183

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Multilateral security dialogues and interactions are fairly new in the Asia-Pacific. The principal embodiment at present is the 18-nation ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), established in 1993. This paper examines ARF's origins, what the forum is about at present (mid-1995), where it may be plausibly headed over the next several years, and with what near and longer term implications for U.S. regional defense policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Descriptors :   *SECURITY, *ASIA, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SYMPOSIA, REGIONS, ARMS CONTROL, COOPERATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE