The 2002 edition of this annual publication considers events that have an important impact on Asia Pacific Security. A multinational team of security exports reports on the implications for the region (especially countries with large Muslim populations) of:
the new fight against terrorism begun after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon;
the change of leadership in Indonesia;
reaction in Asia to the new Koizumi Jun’ichiro administration in Japan, and deteriorating Japanese relations with China and South Korea because of certain Koizumi policies;
and the overflow of refugees in the region.
The Asia Pacific Security Outlook series monitors changing perceptions of national security environments, key defense issues, and national contributions to regional and global security. Twenty of the member countries of the ASEAN Regional Forum are covered: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.
Contributors include Ross Cottrill (Australian Institute of International Affairs), Pushpathavi Thambipillai, (University of Brunei), Kao Kim Horn (Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace), Allen Sens (University of British Columbia, Canada), Chu Shulong (Tsinghua University, China), Hanns Maull (University Trier, Germany), Dipankar Banerjee (Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka), Edy Prasetyono (Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia), Eiichi Katahara (Kobe Gakuin University, Japan), Oknim Chung (Sejong Institute, Republic of Korea, Mely Caballero-Anthony (Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia), Sereeter Galsanjamts (Institute for Strategic Studies, Mongolia), David Dickens (Center for Strategic Studies, Victoria University, New Zealand), Ronald J. May (Department of Political and Social Change Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University), Rowena Layador (Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Philippines), Dmitri V. Trenin (Carnegie Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Kin Wah Chin (National University of Singapore), Chookiat Panaspornprasit (Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Richard Baker (East-West Center, U.S.A.), and Ha Hong Hai (Institute of International Relations, Vietnam).
Christopher A. McNally is a research fellow at the East-West Center, Hawaii. Charles E. Morrison is president of the East-West Center.