Accession Number:

ADA234518

Title:

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Will It Become a Formal Security Alliance?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN has abstained from forming a formal defense or security alliance to meet external threats confronting the Association and its members. ASEAN was formed in 1967 to promote economic, cultural and political cooperation among the member states of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei who joined in 1984, Singapore, and the Philippines. This paper analyzes those external threats and several potential flash points facing the ASEAN region and its members, and reviews the current defense arrangements of the individual member states to meet the potential threats. An assessment of the threats indicates that ASEAN does not require a formal defense alliance to insure regional security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE