Asia Pacific Security Outlook 1998

Charles E. Morrison, ed.
June 1998

The potential for conflict in Asia Pacific lends the search for a new and more stable regional security order a continuing urgency. As part of this effort, the annual Asia Pacific Security Outlook monitors changing perceptions of national security, key defense issues, and national contributions to regional and global security. Unlike similar reports, the Outlook brings together a multinational team of security experts offering individual country reports. 

Written for the interested public and defense experts alike, the Outlook covers traditional security issues such as the Korean peninsula, territorial disputes, and weapons modernization.

This 1998 edition focuses on the importance of the region’s financial crisis. All countries examined are members of the ASEAN Regional Forum, an intergovernmental collaboration promoting practical dialogue among Asia Pacific countries on key security issues.


  1. The Regional Overview
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. China
  5. The European Union
  6. Indonesia
  7. Japan
  8. Republic of Korea
  9. Malaysia
  10. New Zealand
  11. Papua New Guinea
  12. The Philippines
  13. Russia
  14. Singapore
  15. Thailand
  16. The United States
  17. Vietnam
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ISBN 4-88907-015-x; 168 pages; paper