VOSSE, Wilhelm M.


   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Date 2011/09/29
Presentation Theme The Impact of Out-Of-Area Missions on Interregional Security Cooperation: The Case of Europe and Asia-Pacific
Conference International Studies Association Asia Pacific Inaugural Conference “Regions, States and Peoples in a World of Many Worlds”
Promoters International Studies Association (ISA)
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Individual
Researchers and Co-Researchers VOSSE, Wilhelm M.
Details Since the end of the Cold War, most Western European countries and various countries in the Asia-Pacific region have assumed a more significant international role. From Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait in 1990-91, the military and humanitarian response to the crisis in the Balkans in the 1990s, peacekeeping missions to Cambodia and Timor-Leste, and the liberation and peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan since 2001 to anti-piracy missions off the coast of Somalia, we have seen an increase of missions and broadening of activities. The participation of NATO member states in the Afghan mission in general and the ISAF in particular can be explained because NATO determined that the 11 September 2001 attacks in America justified a common response, Australia and Japan, although close allies of the US, joined or supported the war and reconstruction missions in Iraq bilaterally after an independent decision by their respective governments and parliaments to support American military actions. After almost ten years of cooperation and participation in out-of-area missions by European and Asia-Pacific countries, it is perhaps time to ask how suchinvolvement has changed the perception of these