CSIS was one of the founding institutions of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP) in 1993 and currently serves as the national secretariat for CSCAP Indonesia. CSCAP was established as a non-governmental (second track) process for regional confidence building and security cooperation among territories and countries in the Asia Pacific. Its international secretariat is provided by ISIS Malaysia.
About CSCAP Indonesia
CSCAP Indonesia was established on 11 October 1993 and an inaugural meeting held in Jakarta. Mr Jusuf Wanandi along with Ambassadors Hasnan Habib and Hasjim Djalal, were selected as co-Chairmen. Mr Wanandi and Ambassador Djalal are still serving in that capacity. Currently, CSCAP Indonesia has around 41 members with diversified backgrounds and institutional affiliations, for example, universities, government agencies, NGOs and press representatives, serving in their private capacities. As a National Member Committee of CSCAP, CSCAP Indonesia organises meetings, seminars, lectures and workshops, with a focus on security at domestic and regional levels. It also participates in a variety of working groups. CSCAP Indonesia, along with Australia, serves as the co-chair of the Study Group on Maritime Security, and also as co-chair of the Study Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding along with CSCAP Canada.
Consecutively in 2003, 2005, and 2007, CSCAP Indonesia hosted the biannual CSCAP General Conference, which is designed to be an international forum where high ranking officials and security experts from the Asia Pacific region meet every two years to discuss security issues of relevance and to seek new ideas in response to evolving developments in the Asia Pacific security. The forum is usually attended by approximately 250 participants that makes it one of the largest gatherings of its kind.
CSCAP Activities CSCAP currently has member committees in twenty countries. In addition to its biannual General Conference, it has various study groups, including on maritime security cooperation, comprehensive and cooperative security, and transnational crime. In December 2007, CSCAP proudly launched its first annual publication, the CSCAP Regional Security Outlook. The 2007 CRSO is titled Security through Cooperation: Furthering Asia Pacific Multilateral Engagement. The executive version can be accessed at the CSCAP Canada website