The role of ASEAN institutes of strategic and international studies in developing security cooperation in the Asia-pacific region

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Abstract

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) governments are facing new challenges, the need to re-evaluate the significance of the track-two activities has been recognised. As there has been insufficient research on the ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), this article analyses their role in the development of security cooperation. It shows that ASEAN-ISIS has contributed to the establishment of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) by analysing the common/cooperative security thinking, the establishment of an inter-governmental forum for a security dialogue, and the extension of ASEAN's diplomatic style over a larger geographical area. As ASEAN-ISIS has contributed to inter-governmental cooperation by promoting ideas, this article concludes that the significance of their activities in contemporary Asian politics should be understood in terms of the introduction and promotion of such innovative ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-111
Number of pages19
JournalAsian Journal of Political Science
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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