This book confronts both the maritime security challenges and responses. In Southeast Asia, maritime security has, over the last twenty years, taken on a much greater importance, due to the Law of the Sea convention, which has resulted in a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).
As well as traditional security threats to maritime security, there has also emerged a range of non-traditional threat, such as those emanating from piracy and international terrorism that spill over into the maritime domain. Events such as September 11th, and the designation of Southeast Asia as a 'second front' in the war against terrorism, have resulted in the growing realization that multilateral security cooperation is required in order to better manage emerging security threats.
Expert contributors to this book identify the nature of the maritime security problem and critically evaluate the various responses with an eye to improving the management of prevailing and emerging security threats. This book will be an invaluable resource to academics, policy analysts, legislators and students interested in security issues in Southeast Asia.
Kwa Chong Guan is Head of External Programs at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Co-Chair of Singapore's National Committee of the Council for Security Co-operation in the Asia Pacific. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the History Department of the National University of Singapore.
John K. Skogan is Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. His fields of research and publication include strategic affairs and arms control, and cover more specifically also naval matters in a North Atlantic context.
Introduction 1. Southeast-Asian SLOCs and security options Anders C. Sjaastad 2 Re-thinking the safety of navigation in the Malacca Straits Barry Desker Challenges 3. The importance and security of regional sea lanes Joshua Ho 4. The regional dimension of territorial and maritime disputes in Southeast Asia: Actors, disagreements and dynamics W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar 5. Maritime disputes in the South China Sea: Strategic and diplomatic status quo Ralf Emmers 6. Piracy in the waters of Southeast Asia Catherine Zara Raymond 7. Maritime terrorist threat in Southeast Asia Arabinda Acharya Responses 8. Building good order at sea in Southeast Asia: The promise of international regimes Sam Bateman 9. Archipelagic sea lanes passage in Southeast Asia: Developments and uncertainties Robert Beckman 10. The US Regional Maritime Security Initiative and US grand strategy in Southeast Asia Christian-Marius Stryken 11. Satellite-based tracking of ships as global crime control: ISPS Code, AIS, SSAS and LRIT Jan Georg Christophersen 12. Flags of Convenience as a complicating factor in combating crime at sea Gunnar Stolsik Comments and reflections 13.Terrorism at sea: Combating what - and how? John K. Skogan 14. Reflections on the changing maritime security environment Kwa Chong Guan Afterword 15. The important role of shipping: Challenges ahead Tay Lim Heng