This paper examines six major security challenges faced by a variety of regions and explores the extent and nature of regional variation. The paper analyses regional arrangements in three organisations - the African Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. These three organisations were chosen for their diversity of membership and institutional structure. The paper draws out the differences in responses to intrastate strife within member states and to policies for dealing with transnational challenges.
Working Paper No. 52 (series 2), London, UK; Crisis States Research Centre, 29 pp.