From internal oppression in Burma to interstate conflict in the South China Sea, the people of Southeast Asia face a range of threats. This book identifies and explains the security challenges - both traditional and non-traditional - confronting the region. Alan Collins addresses the full spectrum of security issues, discussing the impact of ethnic tensions and competing political ideologies, the evolving role of ASEAN, and Southeast Asia's interactions with key external actors (China, Japan and the US). The final section of the book explores how the region's security issues are reflected in two current cases: the South China Sea dispute and the ""war on terrorism"".
Alan Collins is lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wales Swansea. His publications include The Security Dilemma and the End of the Cold War.