Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP)

The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is a non-governmental (Track II) process for dialogue on security issues in the Asia Pacific. With 21 full members from across the Asia Pacific, CSCAP provides an informal mechanism for scholars, officials, and others in their private capacities to discuss political and security issues and challenges facing the region. Established in 1993, CSCAP also provides policy recommendations to various inter- governmental bodies, convenes regional and international meetings, and establishes linkages with institutions and organizations in other parts of the world to exchange information, insights, and experiences in the area of regional political-security co-operation.

CSCAP activities are guided by a Steering Committee, and the process is co-chaired by a member from an ASEAN Member Committee and a member from a non-ASEAN Member Committee. Malaysia (through the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia) acts as the CSCAP Secretariat; the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is the Canada Member Committee (CSCAP Canada).