The Asia Cooperation Dialogue is a continent-wide forum, which has encouraged governments to exchange information and intelligence concerning terrorist activities, urged governments to increase the ratification of international counterterrorism instruments, enhanced awareness of potential threats through ‘People Watch’ initiatives, and conducted studies of best crisis management practices in ACD countries. Photo credit: Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “The 9th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue - Iran 2010,” CC BY-ND 2.0.
With 41 member states, the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering—a FATF-style Regional Body (FSRB)—aims to effectively implement and enforce internationally accepted standards against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meetings on Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime work to facilitate meaningful discussion and cooperation in counterterrorism proposals and efforts. Photo credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.
The Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)—an international forum—engages in several areas of cooperation, including “New Challenges and Threats (Terrorism, Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, Human Trafficking).” Photo credit: Sompop S, “DSC_0094,” CC BY 2.0.
As a group of the Arabian gulf states, the GCC is focused on promoting and enforcing security within the region, including by coordinating efforts to combat terrorism. Photo credit: UN Photo/Jenny Rockett.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is an association of eight states that seeks generally to promote the welfare and self-reliance of the peoples of South Asia; in the counterterrorism area, the SAARC has developed two international legal instruments (a regional convention and its additional protocol). Photo credit: §hepTalk 19:53, 26 August 2010 (UTC) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Since 2008, the U.S.-sponsored Trilateral Interagency Maritime Law Enforcement Working Group has aimed to better coordinate among Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the U.S. on matters of interdiction and maritime security in the Sulu/Sulawesi Seas Littoral, which the U.S. has characterized as a “terrorist safe haven.” Photo credit: Kleomarlo (The Coffee's Blank map of the Philippines) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.