Fixing Fractured Nations: The Challenge of Ethnic Separatism in the Asia-Pacific

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Asia's rising power and wealth offer its many oppressed ethnic minorities hope for greater political freedom and an end to violence. But the reality of this hope is cast in doubt by acute separatist conflict. This book provides fresh and factual assessments of separatist struggles and prospects for conflict resolution in nine countries of Asia.

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Overview

Asia's rising power and wealth offer its many oppressed ethnic minorities hope for greater political freedom and an end to violence. But the reality of this hope is cast in doubt by acute separatist conflict. This book provides fresh and factual assessments of separatist struggles and prospects for conflict resolution in nine countries of Asia.

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EHSAN AHRARI is a professor of Security Studies at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. ROBERT WIRSING is a visiting professor at Georgetown University.

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Table of Contents

1 Ethnic separatism : an introduction Robert G. Wirsing Wirsing, Robert G. 1

2 Indonesia : letting go to hold on Anthony L. Smith Smith, Anthony L. 15

3 Thailand, southern discomfort : separatist conflict in the Kingdom of Thailand Ian Storey Storey, Ian 36

4 Myanmar/Burma : resolving the Burmese imbroglio - a multilateral solution? Mohan Malik Malik, Mohan 57

5 Pakistan : ethnic separatism in Balochistan - tribal turbulence on the energy corridor Robert G. Wirsing Wirsing, Robert G. 83

6 India : democracy, nation, and the spirals of insecurity - state response to ethnic separatism in India's Northeast Samir K. Das Das, Samir K. 116

7 India and Pakistan : dangerous place - Kashmiri separatism in a disputed territory Robert G. Wirsing Wirsing, Robert G. 140

8 Sri Lanka : managing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka - going beyond the LTTE Shaheen Akhtar Akhtar, Shaheen 159

9 China : retribution and retaliation - Uyghur separatism and Chinese security in Xinjiang Elizabeth Van Wie Davis Davis, Elizabeth Van Wie 183

10 China, Tibet : at the crossroads of ethnic nationalism and geopolitical rivalry Paul J. Smith Smith, Paul J. 206

11 Papua New Guinea : the melting pot - ethnicity, identity, and separatism in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Jim Rolfe Rolfe, Jim 231

12 Conclusion : ethnic separatism in geopolitical perspective Ehsan M. Ahtari Ahtari, Ehsan M. 244

Index 269

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