The publication of the ASEAN Security Outlook aims to promote greater transparency and understanding of each ASEAN Member States’ defence policy and security situation in the region. This is the second publication of the ASEAN Security Outlook, and is part of the implementation of one of the action lines of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint which calls for the development of an ASEAN Security Outlook.

ASEAN Principles, Vision and Goals on Regional Peace, Security and Stability This chapter lays the foundation of the ASEAN Security Outlook by providing an overview of ASEAN’s contribution to regional peace, security and stability based on the commitment contained in various ASEAN documents and mechanisms. The first section of this chapter focuses on the milestone political documents of ASEAN, while the second part looks at the security cooperation.

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