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.
Edited by Andrew T.H. Tan, Associate Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
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