NTS-Asia Consortium

The NTS-Asia Consortium was launched in January 2007 as a network of Non-Traditional Security research institutes and think tanks. RSIS NTS leads and coordinates this Consortium. The aims of the consortium are as follows:

  • To develop a platform for networking and intellectual exchange between regional NTS scholars and analysts
  • To build long-term and sustainable regional capacity for research on NTS issues
  • To mainstream and advance the field of non-traditional security studies in Asia
  • To collate and manage a regional database of NTS publications and other resources

The NTS-Asia Consortium is a networking platform that enables intellectual exchange in the field of non-traditional security studies. Annual meetings, conferences and roundtables allow for regional discussions on research outputs and the latest developments in the field. A constant virtual presence is created through the NTS-Asia website, which serves as a one-stop resource centre for all NTS-related matters in the region. The consortium also enables capacity-building of young scholars and analysts; provides opportunities for mentorship and expertise sharing; and facilitates new research partnerships.

The NTS-Asia Consortium was initiated through a Ford Foundation grant which enabled network members to meet annually to share recent research findings and draw up policy recommendations on Asian NTS issues.

The NTS-Asia Consortium was relaunched on 22 February 2016, with renewed commitments from its pioneering members to the goals and vision of the network, with a new emphasis on mainstreaming NTS and supporting a younger generation of NTS scholars. Since the relaunch, several more organisations have confirmed their membership with the consortium and there are now 30 Asian research institutes and think-tanks signed on. The network now has a revamped quarterly newsletter that incorporates many of the suggestions discussed at the February meeting. To read the latest NTS-Asia Consortium Newsletter, please click here.

The NTS-Asia website is also undergoing a revamp and more information will be posted when it is ready. In order to access our original website, please click here.


Last updated on 29/06/2016