In the decade or so after the Cold War's end, Asia created an extensive array of multilateral security mechanisms and institutions.

What came to be known as the region's 'security architecture' was not well designed nonetheless it promised an array of means through which Asia's states and societies could navigate a more complex setting as the balance of power changed and globalisation shifted patterns of economic, diplomatic and cultural influence.

Where once inclusive and cooperative approaches to security were at the heart of efforts to create a durable regional order, there are now exclusive and competitive dynamics driving events.

This address assesses the nature of security multilateralism in Asia and will argue that the process that had been so dynamic in the early part of the century is effectively dead. It will explain why this is the case and the consequences of this for Asia and the larger dynamics of world politics.

In 2020 Professor Nick Bisley was recognised as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs for his distinguished contribution to education and the national discussion on foreign affairs, particularly on Asia. At this Fellow's Address Nick will be presented with his Fellow's Award by Zara Kimpton OAM, the National Vice President of the AIIA.

This event is taking place in both in-person and online. If you have registered for the webinar, we will email you the Zoom Link on the day of the event.


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