Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia : Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability 9781315700441, 9780765614339

This timely work examines the scale and root causes of terrorism across Southeast Asia, including the role of al-Qaeda&#

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Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia : Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability
 9781315700441, 9780765614339

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Comments on Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia ... "Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia brings together in a single volume the leading authorities on politically motivated transnational violence in one of the key theatres of the war on terror. The compelling range of contributors offer insightful analysis combined with lucidly written and historically nuanced accounts of the evolution, appeal, and capacity of transnational terrorist groups in Southeast Asia. Paul J. Smith has compiled an edited collection that will be essential reading both for students as well as those with a more general interest in this important, yet too often neglected region." -David Martin Jones, University of Queensland

"This book offers us considerable insight and fact-based information on the issues surrounding terrorism .... While the chapters in this volume mainly focus on Southeast Asia, many of the themes apply to both organized crime and terrorism more broadly. This book should be useful for both academics and policy makers. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in these crucially important issues." -Margaret E. Beare, Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, York University, Toronto "This timely and informative study of terrorism and transnational security threats in Southeast Asia is unique in examining the threats and challenges from different national perceptions and in consideration of complex political, social, and economic factors affecting policymaking. Moreover, it highlights regional vulnerabilities to international violence and Islamic militancy. . . . The incisive insights, research, and new policy directions suggested by the authors of this illuminating volume warrant the priority attention of government policy makers, including the United States." -Rear Admiral L.R. Vasey, Usn Ret., Asia Pacific Strategist and Founder, Pacific Forum CSIS

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South east Asia Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability Paul J. Smith, editor

An East Gate Book ROUTLEDGE

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An East Gate Book First published 2005 by M.E. Sharpe Published 2015 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon 0Xl4 4RN 7ll Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. Notices No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use of operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. Practitioners and researchers must always rely on their own experience and knowledge in evaluating and using any information, methods, compounds, or experiments described herein. In using such information or methods they should be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others, including parties for whom they have a professional responsibility. Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Terrorism and violence in Southeast Asia : transnational challenges to states and regional stability I edited by Paul J. Smith p. cm. "An East Gate book." Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-7656-1433-2 (hardcover: alk. paper) - 0-7656-1434-0 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Terrorism-Asia, Southeastern. 2. Islam and terrorism-Asia, Southeastern. 3. Qaida (Organization) 4. Transnational crime-Asia, Southeastern. I. Smith, Paul J., 1965HV6433.A785T47 2004 303.6'25'0959-