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A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

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Edited by Andrew T. H. Tan

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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 520 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 30mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 1848447752
  • ISBN 13: 9781848447752
  • Sales rank: 810,026

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This timely and significant book seeks to explain the deep-seated complexities of terrorism and insurgency in Southeast Asia. In the aftermath of 9/11, this region has been designated by the United States to be the 'second front' in the war on terrorism. Yet despite the emergence of this 'new' global terrorism, the authors argue that armed rebellion in Southeast Asia is a phenomenon that predates Al Qaeda and the global Jihadist movement and that much can be learned from the motivations behind it. Written by a group of leading Western and emerging Southeast Asian scholars, this extensive volume demonstrates the difficulty and diversity of rebellion in Southeast Asia, and explores its intricate historical, political, social and economic roots. The book will serve as an excellent reference and educational text, providing an empirical and regional guide to the complex problem of insurgency in Southeast Asia. It will also contribute to a more educated understanding that could provide the basis for appropriate counter-terrorism strategies in this important part of the world. Comprehensive and engaging, this volume will find widespread appeal amongst researchers, students and policymakers interested in terrorism, international relations and Asian studies and will also be an invaluable tool for studies into political violence and security.

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'This is an important and worthwhile book that should be read by anyone seeking to understand the history and evolution of political violence in Southeast Asia, including the origins of contemporary militant Islamist terrorism.' - Paul J. Smith, Contemporary Southeast Asia 'This very fine collection shows how and why Southeast Asia has been afflicted with terrorism from the end of World War II to the present time. No other volume tells us as much about the period and area. Anyone interested in the general theory and practice of terrorism and insurgency will find it indispensable.' - David C. Rapoport, University of California, Los Angeles, US and Editor of Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence 'This stimulating collection of essays underlines how Southeast Asia has again, as at the height of the Cold War, been pushed towards the top of the list of world conflict zones by the collision between long-standing regional problems and more recent external frictions. Anyone needing to learn more about the relationship between the war on terrorA" and Southeast Asia, particularly regarding terrorismA" in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, will need to consult this work.' - Brian P. Farrell, National University of Singapore, and author of The Defence and Fall of Singapore 1940-1942 'This book is an excellent addition to the literature on political violence in Southeast Asia providing a wealth of detail on terrorism, guerilla insurgency, and the use of terror and repression by governments. The book is especially valuable for the broad coverage of many different groups (not just Islamic ones), inclusion of the activities of governments, and a variety of opinions and views on terrorism and political violence. This book should be one of the essential resources for academics, policymakers, or anyone else interested in terrorism, insurgency, and political violence in the region. It is an extremely valuable tool for one and all.' - James M. Lutz, Indiana University-Purdue University, US and co-author of Global Terrorism, with Brenda Lutz 'This is an excellent volume, which is very well conceived and balanced in its treatment of the problem of terrorism and insurgency in Southeast Asia. This volume will greatly advance our empirical understanding of conflict and violence in this pivotal region. The book contains many insightful contributions and, overall, the Handbook will serve as a standard reference on the subject matter for years to come.' - M.L.R. Smith, King's College, University of London, UK

Table of contents

Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements Andrew T.H. Tan PART I: TERRORISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 1. Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia Andrew T.H. Tan 2. Setting the Post 9/11 Context: The Emergence of Postmodern Terrorism Andrew T.H. Tan 3. Old Terrorism in Southeast Asia: A Survey Andrew T.H. Tan PART II: THE CHALLENGE OF RADICAL ISLAM 4. Militant Java-based Islamist Movements Greg Fealy 5. Jemaah Islamiah According to PUPJI Elena Pavlova 6. Suicide Terrorism and Southeast Asia Adam Dolnik 7. Human Tragedy in Sulawesi, Indonesia: 1998-2002 James Veitch 8. Jihad in Maluku Badrus Sholeh 9. Al-Ma'unah and KMM in Malaysia Elina Noor 10. 'Radical Muslim Terrorism' in the Philippines Rommel C. Banlaoi PART III: ARMED SEPARATIST INSURGENCIES 11. Separatist Insurgency in the Southern Philippines Paul A. Rodell 12. The Aceh Conflict: Phases of Conflict and Hopes for Peace Kamarulzaman Askandar 13. The Malay-Muslim Insurgency in Southern Thailand Thitinan Pongsudhirak 14. Separatism in Papua Philips J. Vermonte 15. Ethnic Conflicts in Burma: From Separatism to Federalism Martin Smith PART IV: STATE TERRORISM 16. State Terrorism in Arakan Syed Serajul Islam 17. The Hmong Rebellion in Laos: Victims or Terrorists? Gary Yia Lee 18. East Timor under Indonesian Occupation, 1975-99 Peter Carey PART V: COMMUNIST INSURGENCY 19. The Communist Insurgency in the Philippines Miriam Coronel Ferrer PART VI: COUNTER-TERRORISM 20. Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Threat and Response Rohan Gunaratna 21. The Triad of Twenty-first Century Counter-Terrorism Renato Cruz De Castro Index