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A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

Elgar original reference

Edited by Andrew T.H. Tan

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.

Preface and Acknowledgements

Andrew T.H. Tan

Subjects: asian studies, asian development, development studies, asian development, development economics, economics and finance, development economics, politics and public policy, terrorism and security


The editor wishes to thank Edward Elgar (UK), in particular, the commissioning editor, Catherine Elgar, for having the courage to support this ambitious undertaking. A word of heartfelt thanks is also due to Felicity Plester, Kate Emmins and the staff of Edward Elgar for polishing up the draft so well. Many thanks indeed to the many authors who have contributed to this book; collectively, they constitute a repository of experts on rebellion in Southeast Asia. These authors have spent many months collecting information and doing fieldwork; their dedication and the quality of their scholarship is reflected in the many excellent chapters in this volume. The contributors, to whom this book owes its existence, are: Dr Greg Fealy, Ms Elena Pavlova, Dr Adam Dolnik, Professor James Veitch, Badrus Sholeh, Ms Elina Noor, Professor Rommel Banlaoi, Professor Paul Rodell, Professor Kamarulzaman Askandar, Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Philips J. Vermonte, Martin Smith, Professor Syed Serajul Islam, Dr Gary Yia Lee, Dr Peter Carey, Professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer, Professor Rohan Gunaratna and Professor Renato Cruz de Castro. The editor would like to record a word of thanks and appreciation to Professor Terry Walter and Professor Bruce Milthorpe, University of New South Wales – Asia, who have been very supportive during the latter phases of this project. The editor would also like to thank Professor Matt Uttley, Professor Wyn Bowen, Professor Geoff Till and Dr Stuart Griffin of King’s College London, who have been extremely supportive of the early phase of this project whilst the...