Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

The Pacific Forum program on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific is organized around its membership in the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Formed in 1993, CSCAP promotes regional security through dialogue and collaborative study group projects focusing on policy issues related to security issues of common concern among its 22 member committees (Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, North Korea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States, Vietnam and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat). Pacific Forum serves as the secretariat for the US CSCAP member committee. The network of officials, media, military, and academic representatives that make up the membership of CSCAP provides Pacific Forum with an opportunity to influence attitudes and debate in the region on a range of foreign policy issues. We believe it also assists more broadly in the effort to ensure the US remains actively engaged in Asian regional processes. Previous projects in the Security Cooperation program have covered a wide range of issues such as regional security architecture, confidence building measures, preventive diplomacy, climate change, energy security, maritime security, cybersecurity, and nonproliferation.