Accession Number : ADA308688

Title :   Arms Acquisition: An Impediment to Asean Collective Security,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Yusof, Rosli M.

PDF Url : ADA308688

Report Date : 02 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Collective Security has received much attention among observers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) because of its unprecedented move in July 1994 to form the ASEAN Regional Forum to discuss security issues. The move is considered a departure from its original charter that precluded discussion on multilateral level on issues related to security or military. Military and security issues are discussed on bilateral level except for those that are related to members of the military agreement known as the Five Power Defence Arrangement consisting of the U.K. Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. Optimists see this departure as a precursor for ASEAN to establish a security community in the South East Asian region, a region considered a potential flash point especially around the Spratlys.

Descriptors :   *WEAPONS, *AREA SECURITY, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), *SOUTHEAST ASIA, SYMPOSIA, ACQUISITION, BARRIERS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, AGREEMENTS, AUSTRALIA, GREAT BRITAIN, FAR EAST, MALAYSIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE