MANIS: time to sweeten regional security cooperation

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    Abstract

    Australias bilateral ties with Indonesia and multilateral security ties through the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) are important regional security mechanisms. But there are limitations inherent in these arrangements that preclude an amalgamation. With cross-border regional security concerns affecting Indonesia and its contiguous countries, there is scope for a sub-regional geographic grouping to emerge to facilitate enhanced regional security cooperation. Such a forum including one with Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore (or MANIS) could help address regional security concerns and sweeten regional security cooperation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-6pp
    No.12 November 2013
    Specialist publicationEast Asia Forum
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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