Panel 06 (Heinrich)

Sustainable Peace and Sustainable Security in Asia

Panel organizer

Dr. Jens Heinrich (University of Rostock)



Panel abstract

Questions of peace and security are highly relevant for various Asian countries and and sub-regions. In Asia, we observe divers domestic and interstate conflicts ranging from separatism and terrorism to hot border clashes. We see also highly volatile security dynamics that are accompanied by arms races and intensified security competitions in realms such as cyber and space. Thirdly, conflicts and tensions caused by resources scarcity remain high on the agenda.

The influence of external actors deserves special attention. The United States, for example, are closely connected to the continent due to their security alliances with South Korea, Japan, Australia, and others. Powers like Russia and China are also trying to strengthen their influence in Asian regions like Central Asia or Southeast Asia.

Given the harsh security environment in Asia, strategies for sustainable peace and sustainable security are needed. Thus, we invite papers that address the above mentioned developments and discuss possible solutions and ideas for sustainable peace and security.

The following list may serve as an orientation for paper proposals:

  • The role and impact of confidence and security building measures
  • The role and design of arms control
  • Peaceful transition of armed conflicts
  • The role of external actors
  • Gender and peace
  • Ecology, Sustainabilty, Peace, and Security
  • Non-State actors and Peace/Security
  • “Asian” Concepts of Peace and Security as models for other regions

Paper submission

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