Expert mission on HCoC to Malaysia

11 March 2019

On 11 March 2019, the FRS and representatives from the government of Malaysia discussed over ballistic missile proliferation and the role of the Hague Code of Conduct.

This mission was part of a series of targeted national visits.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Carl-Henrik HALL, Head of Section – Political Affairs, Press and Information, EU Delegation to Malaysia
  • Francisco MUNIS, Undersecretary, Multilateral Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

 

I/ THE HCoC, WHAT RELEVANCE FOR THE HCoC IN MALAYSIA?

SPEAKERS:

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • E. Ann-Sofie NILSSON, Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden, HCoC Chair

 

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

  • Presentation of the Code: its main provisions
  • The concrete meaning of implementing the HCoC
  • The HCoC in Asia: positions and evolution
  • Relevance of joining the HCoC in relation to Malaysia non-proliferation policies
  • Successes and challenges of the HCoC in today’s environment

 

II/ PUTTING THE HCoC IN CONTEXT: BALLISTIC PROLIFERATION CHALLENGES IN ASIA

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Valérie NIQUET, Head of the Asia Department, Foundation for Strategic Research

 

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

  • The current regional state of play in the ballistic-missile field
  • Role of CBMs in addressing ballistic proliferation
  • Issues arising from dual-use technologies and related strategies

 

 
III/ CURRENT TRENDS CONCERNING SPACE LAUNCH TECHNOLOGIES & CAPABILITIES: DYNAMICS OF SPACE LAUNCH & FUTURE USES OF SPACE APPLICATIONS 
 

SPEAKERS:

  • Alexandre Houdayer, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Science Council

 

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

  • Space developments in South East Asia
  • The characteristics of the development of space launch technologies
  • The evolution of the satellite industry and its impact upon the space launch sector
  • The importance of confidence in a new era of space development

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 

Other publications

Making the Hague Code of Conduct Relevant

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, the Missile Technology Control Regime and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 each contribute to the international regime for the nonproliferation of ballistic missiles. The three instruments aim at controlling both horizontal and vertical proliferation.

Read More »