Maritime issues are, thus, at the forefront of current security concerns in South East Asia. Many emerging regional security concerns, such as piracy, pollution from oil spills, safety of Sea Lanes of Communication, illegal fishing, resources exploitation, are essentially maritime. These concerns are reflected in the significant maritime dimension of the arm acquisition programs in the region.

Title The Management of the Sea Lanes of Communication in South East Asia and the ASEAN Regional Forum’s Performance
Authors Irini Laimou-Maniati
Edition WP98.011, 1998