ASEAN Task of Assurance

  • Angela Pennisi di Floristella
Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series


The ASEAN RSP has distinguished itself through initiatives to generate a greater degree of amity and trust among its members. Much attention is now being paid to NTS threats and there is little doubt that new efforts and institutional innovations have been made to promote cooperative approaches to cope with security concerns beyond state and military threats. However, more intensive initiatives directed at conflict resolution, sustainability of democratic reform, protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and post-conflict stabilization (belonging under the security task of assurance) are finding it more difficult to be part of ASEAN’s scope. ASEAN member states have also resisted the creation of an ASEAN regional capacity for peace operations. Thus, in comparison to the security tasks of prevention and protection, the function of assurance remains less developed.


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  • Angela Pennisi di Floristella
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  1. 1.University of CataniaItaly

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