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Welcome to CSCAP

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, which meets twice a year.  The organisation is co-chaired by a representative from an ASEAN Member Committee and a representative from a non-ASEAN Member Committee. The current Co-Chairs are Dr Jeff Reeves (CSCAP Canada as the non-ASEAN Co-Chair (2022-2024) and Dr Philips Vermonte from CSCAP Indonesia as the ASEAN Co-Chair (2021-2023).

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CSCAP's Study Group on Women, Peace and Security has produced a series of recommendations for advancing the WPS agenda in the Asia-Pacific region. You can download and read the final CSCAP Memorandum here.
On behalf of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), we are pleased to present the CSCAP Regional Security Outlook (CRSO) 2024. Inaugurated in 2007, the CRSO volume is now in its eighteenth year. The CRSO brings expert analysis to bear on critical security issues facing the region and points to policy-relevant alternatives for Track One (official) and Track Two (non-official) to advance multilateral regional security cooperation. Download a copy of the CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2024 here.
CSCAP's Study Group on the Rules-Based Order met in Hanoi from 25-26 May 2023.

CSCAP's Study Group on Women, Peace and Security held its fourth and final meeting in Honolulu in March, with participants from across the region joining either in-person or virtually.

CSCAP held its 13th biennial General Conference in Jakarta on 8-9 December 2022. The conference was organised by CSIS Jakarta and held at the ASEAN Secretariat. The conference opened with an address by the Secretary General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi. A copy of his remarks can be found here.

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