The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) provides an informal mechanism for scholars, officials and others in their private capacities to discuss political and security issues and challenges facing the region. It also provides policy recommendations to various inter-governmental bodies, convenes regional and international meetings and establishes linkages with institutions and organisations in other parts of the world to exchange information, insights and experiences in the area of regional political-security cooperation.
CSCAP activities are guided by a Steering Committee and is co-chaired by a member from an ASEAN Member Committee and a member from a non-ASEAN Member Committee. The Co-Chairs are Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa from CSCAP-Malaysia as the ASEAN co-chair and Mr Ralph A. Cossa from US-CSCAP as the Non-ASEAN Co-Chair.
Statement by His Excellency Ambassador Yong Chanthalangsy, Director General of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) Laos/Representative of the ARF SOM Chair at the 45th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2016 is now available.
At the 43rd Meeting of the Steering Committee held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 4 June 2015, Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa was appointed at the new ASEAN co-chair for 2015-2017 succeeding Assocciate Professor Dr Nguyen Thai Yen Huong.