Author(s)Yusof, Rosli M.
Contributor(s)ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
KeywordsGovernment and Political Science
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
ASEAN(ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH EAST ASIAN NATIONS)
FIVE POWER DEFENSE ARRANGEMENT
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AbstractCollective Security has received much attention among observers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) because of its unprecedented move in July 1994 to form the ASEAN Regional Forum to discuss security issues. The move is considered a departure from its original charter that precluded discussion on multilateral level on issues related to security or military. Military and security issues are discussed on bilateral level except for those that are related to members of the military agreement known as the Five Power Defence Arrangement consisting of the U.K. Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. Optimists see this departure as a precursor for ASEAN to establish a security community in the South East Asian region, a region considered a potential flash point especially around the Spratlys.