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Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

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Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) is a regional non-governmental forum which was organized to accumulate discussions of pressing problems within Asia-Pacific among experts and diplomats acting in personal capacity. CSCAP includes more than 20 member committees from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, DPRK, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Vietnam and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat as the associate member. 

CSCAP was created in 1993 and functions as a “second track” of Asian Regional Forum. Participation of leading experts enables CSCAP to generate ideas on a wide range of regional problems.   

Russian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP Russia) was established in 1994 under the auspices of “Unity for Russia” Foundation. From 2009 CSCAP Russia is presided by a noted Russian political scientist and politician, President of “Unity for Russia” Foundation, Executive Director of “Russkiy Mir” Foundation Mr. Vyacheslav Nikonov.

CSCAP-Russia includes prominent scientists from Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Diplomatic Academy (Moscow), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Oriental Studies (Moscow), Institute of Far Eastern Studies (Moscow), St. Petersburg State University, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok) and other main research centers, officials from Foreign Ministry of Russia in personal capacity.

CSCAP-Russia members are working within various CSCAP Study Groups - The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) Group, Countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Asia Pacific Group, Multilateral security governance in Northeast Asia/North Pacific Group etc.

On 1-2 June 2011 during 35-th CSCAP Steering committee meeting CSCAP-Russia presented “Possible Role of the EAS in the Evolving Regional Architecture” report which was prepared by the Russian side in accordance with the decisions of the previous Steering Committee meeting. This report was approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and it includes Russia’s official opinion upon the role of EAS among other multilateral organizations in Asia-Pacific and its development prospects.

Participating in CSCAP activities is a valuable opportunity to influence the agenda of regional security discussions and attitudes. We believe it also helps to strengthen cooperative ties within Asia-Pacific.