The Terrorist Threat from Thailand: Jihad or Quest for Justice?

The Terrorist Threat from Thailand: Jihad or Quest for Justice?

by Rohan Gunaratna, Arabinda Acharya
     
 

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The first book to thoroughly examine the terrorist conflict in Thailand in the context of global jihadSee more details below

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The first book to thoroughly examine the terrorist conflict in Thailand in the context of global jihad

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"Balanced and considered in its assessment, this book on the insurgency in southern Thailand contains a wealth of information and analyses drawn from the authors’ experience and work as counterterrorism experts. If there is a single book you should read about the problems in southern Thailand, this is it."—Andrew T. H. Tan, associate professor and convenor for international studies, University of New South Wales

"This outstanding volume presents an insightful assessment of the Muslim conflict in southern Thailand, clearly deciphering for the reader the complex and deeply rooted nature of this long struggle over identity and minority rights. The authors likewise propose sound and reasoned guidelines to manage and resolve the situation. Hopefully, Bangkok is listening!"—Richard H. Shultz Jr., director, International Security Studies Program, Fletcher School, Tufts University

"The Terrorist Threat from Thailand is topical, timely, and well researched. Gunaratna and Acharya recognize that local conflict—such as that generated by the terrorist threat in southern Thailand—has regional and international implications. However, they also suggest that not all Islamist-based terrorism is necessarily linked to the 'global jihad' and that therefore the solutions to it are not dependent on a 'global war on terrorism.' Instead, the authors—correctly in my view—stress the importance of local solutions for local problems, a commonsense approach useful to policymakers not just in Thailand, but in the rest of the terrorism-wracked world as well. Must reading for analysts, educators, students, and policy wonks of all political stripes."—Brig. Gen. Russell D. Howard, USA (Ret.), director, Terrorism Research and Education Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Andrew T. H. Tan

"Balanced and considered in its assessment, this book on the insurgency in southern Thailand contains a wealth of information and analyses drawn from the authors’ experience and work as counterterrorism experts. If there is a single book you should read about the problems in southern Thailand, this is it."—Andrew T. H. Tan, associate professor and convenor for international studies, University of New South Wales
Richard H. Shultz Jr.

"This outstanding volume presents an insightful assessment of the Muslim conflict in southern Thailand, clearly deciphering for the reader the complex and deeply rooted nature of this long struggle over identity and minority rights. The authors likewise propose sound and reasoned guidelines to manage and resolve the situation. Hopefully, Bangkok is listening!"—Richard H. Shultz Jr., director, International Security Studies Program, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Brig. Gen. Russell D. Howard

"The Terrorist Threat from Thailand is topical, timely, and well researched. Gunaratna and Acharya recognize that local conflict—such as that generated by the terrorist threat in southern Thailand—has regional and international implications. However, they also suggest that not all Islamist-based terrorism is necessarily linked to the 'global jihad' and that therefore the solutions to it are not dependent on a 'global war on terrorism.' Instead, the authors—correctly in my view—stress the importance of local solutions for local problems, a commonsense approach useful to policymakers not just in Thailand, but in the rest of the terrorism-wracked world as well. Must reading for analysts, educators, students, and policy wonks of all political stripes."—Brig. Gen. Russell D. Howard, USA (Ret.), director, Terrorism Research and Education Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597972024
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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