Assured Access to the Global Commons - Asia-Pacific Perspective
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This was the final workshop in the engagement plan. It took place on 15 November 2010 in Singapore, and focused on the Asian-Pacific perspective on security and a possible NATO role in the commons. A number of subject matter experts from nations around the region were brought together to discuss their specific concerns in the commons, and to contemplate NATO’s role, particularly in assuring access to the Strait of Malacca and the vital maritime shipping lanes of the region.
As with all the workshops, this one followed the Chatham House rule of non-attribution. Keynote speakers served as lead discussants, introducing a topic with a brief presentation and then leading the follow-on discussion. The intent was to engage all participants in an open and frank discussion.
What framework is best for the Global Commons?
What constitutes a threat to the Global Commons?
What governing bodies and policies exist to assure security of and access to the Global Commons?
What is or should be NATO’s role in assuring access to the Global Commons?
What other global organizations play a role in assuring access to the Global Commons?
At a policy and strategy level, what could NATO do to contribute to assuring access to the Global Commons?
How can a Comprehensive Approach (integrated government, commercial and military effort) assure access to the Global Commons?
These questions will be covered by these discussion starters:
- ASEAN and Future Partnerships For Global Security Initiatives
- Littoral States’ Role in Security of Straits of Malacca
- Emerging Security Issues in Southeast Asia
- Global Resource Web, Securing the World’s Resources
- Cloud Computing Security - The Soft Spot
The latest agenda is available here.
A list of invited participants is available here.
Biographies of keynote speakers can be found here.
ACT DCOS SPP Major General Barrett’s opening remarks are now available here.
An online library containing background information and suggested read-aheads is available here.
Project Director: Mr. Dick Bedford, Tel. +1 (757) 747-3382