ASEAN 2030: Challenges of Building a Mature Political and Security Community
26 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2013
Date Written: October 5, 2013
The paper examines ASEAN’s political and security challenges and prospects in the coming two decades. The challenges facing ASEAN could be classified into six broad categories: (1) the shifting balance of power in the Asia Pacific; (2) the persistence of intra-ASEAN territorial conflicts; (3) the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, (4) the programs of military modernizations undertaken by ASEAN states and the resulting prospects for an intra-ASEAN arms race, (5) uncertainty and strife caused by demands for domestic political change, and (6) the dangers posed by transnational (non-traditional) security threats. The conditions for ASEAN to build a mature political-security community are also discussed.
Keywords: asean 2030, political security, community security, balance of power, territorial conflict, non-traditional security, asean-prc relations
JEL Classification: F50, F51, F53, F55
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