Bilateral Vs. Multilateral Approach in Southeast Asia
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Southeast Asian countries have tended to focus on bilateral relations since the end of the cold war. However, non-traditional security problems ranging from regional environmental haze to arms trafficking and terrorism, are not confined to borders and are multinational in nature. This text will consider the prevailing United States views, as well as those of Southeast Asian nations and China concerning this balance between bilateralism and multilateralism. It will also address specific potential areas where USPACOM collaboration in a multilateral environment may pay significant dividends. It will elaborate on recommendations to focus on multilateral exercises and operations, especially those involving humanitarian assistance and information sharing that can lead to increased stability and mutual regional interdependence.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics