ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)

Formulating Intelligence Cooperation for Counter Terrorism Efforts within ASEAN and Beyond

Security is an important pillar for ASEAN Community. One of many alarming threats to the security of ASEAN is the growing terrorism inside the region. A rapid response and tactical mechanism is needed to combat terrorism within ASEAN and beyond. Intelligence cooperation, as a part of information collecting process will be a strategic solution to form a robust and intensive counter-terrorism solutions. ASEAN Regional Forum will face many challenges to formulate this intensive thorough cooperation while also still respecting each member’s sovereignty and secrecy.