CSCAPCouncil for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific
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Regarding the limited impact of CSCAP on the ARF member states, see Yeo Lay Hwee, "ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)/Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP)," paper presented at the Berlin Conference on Asian Security, Berlin, September 2006, p.
The Ministers noted the conclusions of the Track II Workshop on Counter-Terrorism organized by the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies of Singapore and the Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia--Pacific--Canada (CSCAP Canada) in Vientiane on 25 March 2003.
Survey question: CSCAP 2011 team 2012 U2U team survey There is increasing survey (n = 121).
Creating an informal IOR dialogue and policy discussion entity (that is, Track 2), similar to CSCAP in concept, would be a good first step.
(60.) Brad Glosserman, "Making 1540 Matter: The CSCAP Experience" (Paper presented at Resolution 1540: At the Crossroads, October 2009),
(7) Simon, Sheldon W., "Evaluating Track II approaches to security diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: the CSCAP experience", The Pacific Review, Vol.
Track II non-governmental advisory groups to the ARF found in the Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) have encouraged ARF to address an even more ambitious agenda, including enhanced transparency in military activities, exchange of defense white papers, allowing observers at military exercises, and the establishment of a regional peacekeeping center.
During March and April 1997, through bilateral strategic dialogues, the official English-language press, and discussions on confidence-building measures convened by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP), the Chinese began to promulgate a new paradigm for regional security that emphasizes multilateral security structures and regimes.
Later that year Canada took a leading role in the creation of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), a consortium of non-governmental organizations from 15 countries dedicated to the formulation of regional security-building measures through informal co-operation and consultation.
However, Beijing's actions in the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) suggest that ideas articulated by the PLA are at least being tested.
This includes India's membership to several forums that maintained a distinct focus on security issues, including the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in 1996, associate and subsequent full membership of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) in 1994 and 2000 respectively, the start of the ASEAN--India Senior Officials Meetings in 1998 and observer status at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium the same year.
Track II meetings of organisations such as CSCAP and the Asia: New Zealand Foundation can be focused more on India-related security issues.