Regional Security and regional cooperation have become increasingly important in international relations. Much is said of global interdependence but regional interdependence of the economic, environmental, political and military kind is equally significant. Regional cooperation is looked upon as pooling of resources to cope with interdependence, to increase the significance of the region and to lessen external dependence.
This book describes and examines issues in regional security and regional cooperation, and their interrelationships both in theory and practice, through a comparative study of ASEAN and SAARC. Taking a comprehensive view of security, it analyses how ASEAN and SAARC have contributed to regional security regional relationships among the member countries have been examined within the broader parameters of the changing international scenario. This work will be of particular interest to those who are interested and involved in international relations, area studies, security and regional cooperation.