Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia in the Coming Decade

Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia in the Coming Decade


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"Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia in the Coming Decade" addresses threats at the international, regional and national levels. South Asia and Southeast Asia have been afflicted by the scourge of transnational jihadi terrorism, sometimes subsumed in long-standing insurgencies. Both regions also have significant problems of poverty and poor governance. It is not surprising that there are many points of agreement in the articles by the South Asian and the Southeast Asian scholars in this book. At the international level, these include the recognition that the threat from terrorism will be a protracted one; the growth of sanctuaries in the tribal areas of Pakistan that harbour Al Qaeda and other extremist groups enhance the threat globally; and that the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq should be seen to be taking place after defeating Al Qaeda there. Contributions from both regions believe in the importance of state effectiveness and good governance that provides sound legal regimes, and efficient, credible and transparent judicial systems; effective local police forces trained for counter-terrorist operations. Ideally the police and intelligence services should lead this fight but where the use of the military is unavoidable, care should be taken not to over-militarise responses which could result in innocent civilian casualties. They also agree on the need to contest and defeat extremist ideology, best done by Muslim communities themselves, and better regional and international cooperation, particularly at the operational level.

About Author

Daljit Singh, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. Tin Maung Maung Than, Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.


Preliminary pages; PART I: GLOBAL TERRORISM AND TRENDS; 1. Terrorism and the Global Powershift, by Ajai Sahni; 2. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, by V R Raghavan; 3. The Long War: Objectives and Strategy, by Sankhya Krishnan; 4. The Future of Terrorism, by John Harrison; 5. Maritime Terrorism, Underwater Operations and Technological Solutions, by Vijay Sakhuja; PART II: TERRORISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA; 6. Asia's Ground Zero of Terrorism, by Rohan Gunaratna; 7. Trends in Terrorism in Southeast Asia, by Daljit Singh; 8. Terrorist Financing in Southeast Asia, by Arabinda Acharya; 9. The Regional Fraternity: Collaboration between Violent Islamist Groups in Indonesia and the Philippines, by Muhammad Tito Karnavian; 10. Insurgency in Southern Thailand: Assessing the Impact of External Influences, by Ian Storey; 11. LTTE: The Terror Guru for the Next Decade, by Thusitha Tennakoon Bhathiya Ratnayake; PART III: REGIONAL RESPONSES; 12. Regional Responses to Terrorism in Southeast Asia, by Daljit Singh Arabinda Acharya.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812309006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 231
  • ID: 9789812309006
  • ISBN10: 9812309004

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