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The evolving terrorist threat to Southeast Asia
a net assessment
Peter Chalk ... [et al.].

Published 2009 by RAND, Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney in Santa Monica, CA, [Sydney, Australia] .
Written in English.

About the Book

Terrorism is not new to Southeast Asia. For much of the Cold War, the activities of a variety of domestic ethnonationalist and religious militant groups posed a significant challenge to the region's internal stability. Since the 1990s, however, the residual challenge posed by substate militant extremism has risen in reaction to both the force of modernization pursued by many Southeast Asian governments and the political influence of radical Islam. Building on prior RAND research analyzing the underlying motives, drivers, and capabilities of the principal extremist groups that have resorted to terrorist violence in the Philippines, southern Thailand, and Indonesia, this study examined the historical roots of militancy in these countries to provide context for assessing the degree to which local agendas are either being subsumed within a broader ideological framework or shaped by other extremist movements. Moving beyond simple terrorism analysis, this research also examined national and international government responses to militant movements in the region, including counterterrorist initiatives, military and policing strategies, hearts-and-minds campaigns, and funding and support from international organizations and governments (including the United States). Finally, the study broke new ground in assessing Cambodia as a potential future terrorist operational and logistical hub in Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Malay Muslim extremism in southern Thailand
Muslim and communist extremism in the Philippines
Terrorism and national security in Indonesia
The regional dimension : Jemaah Islamiyah
Counterterrorism and national security in Thailand
Counterterrorism and national security in the Philippines
Counterterrorism and national security in Indonesia
National security in Southeast Asia : the U.S. dimension
Conclusion.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
RAND Corporation monograph series -- MG-846-OSD.
Genre
Case studies

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
363.3250959
Library of Congress
HV6433.A785 E86 2009, DS518.1

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxv, 238 p. :
Number of pages
238

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23724687M
Internet Archive
evolvingterroris00chal
ISBN 10
0833046586
ISBN 13
9780833046581
LC Control Number
2009023782

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