Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs: Asian Energy Security: Regional Cooperation in the Malacca Strait

Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 23
Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 23

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Andrew Forbes


This volume is the published proceedings of a conference conducted by Mississippi State University in Jackson MS in 2007, examining Asian energy security issues. This collection of papers entails diverse topics including energy demand and supply; transportation security and shipping routes; the roles of navies and coastguards; and it investigates whether through international cooperation, security threats can be countered. Economies in our globalised world have broad mutual interests to ensure that trade of energy and other goods continue to flow freely and securely in the world’s sea lines of communication. This cooperation could build on existing national, bilateral, multilateral, sub-regional, and region-wide arrangements, while both user and littoral states could assist regional partners as needed in maritime capacity-building.