Arms Control in Southeast Asia

  • Anne Gilks

Abstract

Arms control seems to have little prospect in Southeast Asia. The region is particularly volatile and characterised by unstable inter-state relation-ships and the pervasive involvement of extra-regional powers. A kaleidoscopic pattern of conflict involving states with a broad range of security concerns has made arms control difficult to achieve. When arms control has been achieved it tends to be transient with little lasting impact on individual states’ security or on regional strategic stability.1

Keywords

Europe Flare Resis Malaysia Volatility 

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© Gerald Segal 1987

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