International Cooperation in the War against Terror
in the Asia-Pacific Region
with a Special Emphasis on the
Malacca Strait

March 8-9, 2006

Mississippi State University


PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS
WITH WORKSHOP PROGRAM, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND EVALUATION REPORT


 

DAY 1: March 8, 2006

OPENING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS

 


Dr. János Radványi, Chair of Radványi Chair in International Security Studies, and Executive Director of Center for International Security and Strategic Studies, Mississippi State University Remarks


 

WELCOMING REMARKS

 


Dr. Charles Lee, President, Mississippi State University Remarks

 


Mr. Shotaro Yachi, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (Message)  Statement

 


Major General Harold A. Cross, Adjutant General of Mississippi  Remarks


 

SESSION I

Policy Issues and Perspectives: Setting the Stage

Co-Chair: Dr. Colin Scanes, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Mississippi State University

Co-Chair: Mr. Alvin Lim, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Singapore, Washington, D.C.

PRESENTATIONS

 


Ambassador Marie T. Huhtala (retired)

Topic: U.S.-Australia-Japan cooperation with ASEAN countries to counter increasing international terrorist attacks in Southeast Asia
paper

 


Mr. Patrick Michael Suckling, Political Counselor, Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C.

Topic: Australia’s regional approach to combating terrorism in South East Asia
statement

 


Mr. Michael Richardson, former Asia Editor of the International Herald Tribune, Australia; and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Topic: Maritime security in South East Asia with special emphasis on the Straits of Malacca and Singapore
paper

 


Mr. Masataka Okano, Counselor for Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.

Topic: Japan-U.S.-Australia security dialogue for enhancing coordination with ASEAN countries to counter terrorist activities in the region
statement

 


Mr. Andrew Forbes, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong, Australia

Topic: Australia’s contribution in the fight against terrorism in Southeast Asia
paper

 


Rear Admiral Kazumine Akimoto (retired), Senior Researcher, Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Topic: How the Japanese and global economy would be impacted by a potential disruption of oil transport through the Malacca Strait 
paper   presentation  map1   map2  map3

 


Dr. Peter Chalk, Policy Analyst, Southeast Asian Specialist, the Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

Topic: Maritime Terrorism and the Malacca Straits


 

SESSION II

ASEAN Countries’ Perspective on Cooperative Measures to deal with Maritime Terrorism
in South East Asia

Co-Chair: Admiral Thomas Fargo, Former Commander in Chief of Pacific Command

Co-Chair: Minister Andri Hadi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Indonesia, Washington, D.C.

PRESENTATIONS

 


Dr. Hasjim Djalal, Ambassador at Large; and Senior Adviser on Maritime Affairs to the Indonesian Government, Djakarta, Indonesia

Topic: Cooperation with U.S.-Japan-Australia in the fight against international terrorism, an Indonesian perspective
paper

 


Dr. Hj Sutarji Bin Hj Kasmin, (1st Admiral of Royal Malaysian Navy, retired); Senior Fellow, Centre for History, Politics and Strategy, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia

Topic: Cooperation with U.S.-Japan-Australia in the fight against international terrorism, a Malaysian perspective
presentation

 


Dr. Andrew Tian Huat Tan, Maritime Security Expert, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Topic: Cooperation with U.S.-Japan-Australia in the fight against international terrorism, a Singaporean perspective
paper   presentation  publication list

 


Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma-R Santos, AFP (retired), President, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), Kamaya Point, Marivales Bataan, Philippines

Topic: Cooperation with U.S.-Japan-Australia in the fight against international terrorism, a Philippine perspective
paper   presentation

 


Captain Chusak Chupaitoon, RTN, Director of Strategic Studies Division, Institute of Advance Naval Studies, Thailand

Topic: Cooperation with U.S.-Japan-Australia in the fight against international terrorism, a Thai perspective
paper   presentation


 

BANQUET AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS  Program

Hosted by Dr. Colin and Mrs. Cate Scanes
Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Mississippi State University

Keynote Speaker:

Admiral Thomas Fargo
Former Commander in Chief of Pacific Command

Topic: Six Trends in Asia-Pacific Security  speech

 

DAY 2: March 9, 2006

SESSION III

Cooperative Measures for Dealing with Maritime Terrorism in South East Asia

Co-Chair: Rear Admiral Sumihiko Kawamura, Secretary General of Asian Security Forum, Japan

Co-Chair: Colonel Latip Ismail, Defense and Military Attaché, Naval and Air, Embassy of Malaysia, Washington, D.C.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Topics:

 

a.

Potential Threat of Bio-Terrorism related to Shipping in the Malacca Strait

b.

The level of al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist groups’ threats in the Asia-Pacific region

c.

The present degree of international cooperation to counter these threats, with special emphasis on safeguarding the Malacca Strait

d.

The ways and means to enhance maritime security cooperation in Southeast Asia and the Malacca Strait

DISCUSSANTS

 


Dr. Lewis R. Brown, Research Professor, Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University
presentation     speech associated with presentation

 


Vice Admiral Hideaki Kaneda, Okazaki Institute, Japan 
presentation

 


Dr. Yuji Uesugi, Researcher, Hiroshima University Partnership for Peace-building, and Social Capacity (HIPEC), Japan
paper

 


Dr. Robyn Lim, Professor of International Politics, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan
statement

 


Mr. Dana Dillon, Asian Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
paper

 


Dr. John Hailman, Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Oxford, MS


 

COMMENTATORS

 


Dr. Hasjim Djalal, Indonesia

 

Dr. Andrew Tian Huat Tan, Singapore

 

Dr. Hj Sutarji Bin Hj Kasmin, Malaysia

 

Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma-R Santos, Philippines

 

Captain Chusak Chupaitoon, Thailand


 

SESSION IV

Panel on

"Suggestions for Enhancing the Security of the Asia-Pacific Region with a Special Emphasis on the Shipping in the Malacca Strait"

Moderator: Dr. James E. Auer, Director, Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation of the Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University

 

FINDINGS

 

Suggestions Committee on "Suggestions for Enhancing the Security of the Asia-Pacific Region with a Special Emphasis on the Shipping in the Malacca Strait," gather findings and compile reports

Chairman:   Mr. Dana Dillon, USA

Members:

Vice Admiral Hideaki Kaneda, Japan
Counselor Patrick Suckling, Australia
Dr. Hasjim Djalal, Indonesia
Dr. Andrew Tian Huat Tan, Singapore
Dr. Hj Sutarji Bin Hj Kasmin, Malaysia
Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma-R Santos, Philippines
Captain Chusak Chupaitoon, Thailand

REPORT

 


Report from Chair of Suggestions Committee: Mr. Dana Dillon
Recommendations


 

CLOSING REMARKS

 


Dr. János Radványi

Quote of the day:  "We have a stormy ending."    - János Radványi, on the serve thunderstorm that occurred during the last session of the Workshop


 

WORKSHOP ADJOURNS

WORKSHOP EVALUATOR     Evaluation Report

Dr. David Brown, Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University