Bridging a Gulf: Peace-Building in West Asia (Hardcover), by Majid Tehranian (Editor). I.
B. Tauris (April 19, 2003).
From 1980 to the present, two bloody wars
and the possibility of a third have characterized the Persian Gulf region. Emerging from a
series of meetings of the International Commission for Security and Cooperation in West
Asia, this volume consists of contributions from noted scholars and diplomats searching
for the peaceful settlement of regional disputes and the establishment of a durable
security regime. Peace scholars from Iran, Iraq and Kuwait edit the volume the
three countries that were at war in 1980-88 and 1990-91.
on Terrorism: Counter-Insurgency, Politics and Internal Security (Asian Security
Studies) (Hardcover), by Martin I. Wayne. Routledge; 1 edition (December 20, 2007).
Chinas war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns.
With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the governments grip on
a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and
assassinations have rocked the region under separatist and Islamist banners. China acted
early and forcefully, and although brutal, their efforts represent one of the few
successes in the global struggle against Islamist terrorism. The effectiveness of this
campaign has raised questions regarding whether China genuinely confronts a terrorist
threat. In this book, based on extensive fieldwork, Martin Wayne investigates Chinas
counterinsurgency effort, highlighting the success of an approach centered on reshaping
local society and government institutions. At the same time, he raises the question of
what the United States may be able to learn from Chinas approach, and argues that as
important a case as Xinjiang needs to be fully examined in order for terrorism to be
Conflict and Confrontation in South East Asia,
1961-1965: Britain, the United States, Indonesia and the Creation of Malaysia
(Hardcover), by Matthew Jones. Cambridge University Press (October 1, 2001).
This fascinating study looks at the
origins, outbreak and course of the Indonesian-Malaysian confrontation of 1963-1966,
within the context of British and American policies in South East Asia during the 1960s as
a whole. Matthew Jones uses new archival sources to throw fresh light on such subjects as
British Colonial policy and the creation of Malaysia, Anglo-American tensions over the
confrontation itself, and the diplomacy of that important, but often neglected,
international dispute. Information
Dragon Days: Time for
"Unconventional" Tactics (Paperback), by H. John Poole (Author), Ray
L. Smith (Foreword), Mike Leahy (Illustrator). Posterity Press; Illustrated (162 maps and
draw edition (October 10, 2007). Information
East Timor, Australia and Regional Order:
Intervention and its Aftermath (Politics in Asia Series) (Hardcover), by
James Cotton. RoutledgeCurzon; 1 edition (July 6, 2004).
While humanitarian intervention was the
major innovation in global governance in the 1990s, until the East Timor case it was
always in the territory of a failing state. This book explains the exceptional nature of
the East Timor intervention of 1999, and deals with the background to the trusteeship role
of the UN in building the new polity. All of these developments had an important impact on
regional order, not least testing the ASEAN norm of 'non-interference'. Information
Representing Rebellion: Visual Aspects of
Counter-Insurgency in Colonial India (Hardcover), by Daniel J. Rycroft. Oxford University
Press, USA (February 9, 2006).
This volume is a study of British
nineteenth-century representations of India in the popular press, specifically the
Illustrated London News around 1850-56. It focuses on the work of Walter Sherwill, in
particular his treatment of the Santhal hul and also looks at earlier and later work by
Sherwill and others in the same journal. The monograph analyzes the visual narrativization
of counter-insurgency campaigns and discusses in detail how various colonial and
metropolitan communities emerged as having an important input into the discourses of
imperial domination. Using the analytical framework called the 'counter-insurgency
complex', the author offers a new field of inquiry which is attentive to both the
metropolitan and colonial representational strategies, and more specifically to the
entanglement between colonial panopticism, imperial narratives of counter-insurgency, and
the metropolitan exhibitionary complex. Information
Resisting Dictatorship: Repression and Protest in Southeast
Asia (Hardcover), by Vincent Boudreau. Cambridge University Press (December 27, 2004).
Vince Boudreau compares strategies of
repression and protest in post-war Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines because these
alternative strategies shaped the social bases and opposition cultures available to
dissidents and, in turn, influenced their effectiveness. He includes first-hand research
as well as the the social movements' literature to consider the interactions between the
regimes in the wake of repression, and the subsequent emergence of democracy. Boudreau
offers a genuinely comparative study of dictatorship and resistance in South East Asia. Information
South Asia (Current History Books) (Hardcover), by Sumit
Ganguly. NYU Press (April 1, 2006).
In recent years the world's focus on South
Asia has increased dramatically. With the events of 9/11, the detonation of atomic weapons
by both India and Pakistan, the discovery of an illicit nuclear proliferation network
based in Islamabad, regime change in an unstable Afghanistan, and the rise of India as an
economic power, global interest in the region has reached perhaps an all-time high.
Leading experts analyze the key strategic, political, and economic issues touching on South
Asia and its role in the world in the essays that make up this inaugural volume in the
Current History Books Series. Focusing on modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, this authoritative volume provides an overview of the events
and trends that have rocked this increasingly volatile region over the past decade. Edited
and with an introduction by Sumit Ganguly, a leading expert on the region, this volume
provides a critical introduction to South Asia. South Asia also contains current maps as
well as a "Recent Chronology of Events" that provides a decade's worth of
information on the region, organized by year and by country. This timely and comprehensive
collection of essays provides a definitive account of modern South Asia. Information
Strategic Asia 2004-05: Confronting Terrorism
in the Pursuit of Power
(Paperback), by Ashley J. Tellis and Michael Wills (Editors). The National Bureau of Asian
Research (NBR), Seattle, Washington (September 2004). Information
The Battle for Asia: From Decolonization to
Globalization (Asia's Transformations) (Paperback), by Mark T. Berger. Routledge; 1
edition (December 18, 2003).
Asia has been an ideological battleground between
capitalism and communism, between nationalism and Westernization and between the
nation-state and globalization. This book is a history of the Asian region from 1945 to
the present day, which delineates the various ideological battles over Asia's development.
Subjects covered include:1) theories of development, 2) decolonization, 3)US political and
economic intervention, 4) the effects of communism, 5) the end of the Cold War, 6) the
rise of neo-liberalism, 7) Asia after the crisis, 8)Asia in the era of globalization.
Broad in sweep and rich in theory and empirical detail, this is an essential account of
the growth of 'Asian miracle' and its turbulent position in the global economy of the
twenty-first century. Information
The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65: Western
Intelligence, Propaganda and Special Operations (Cass Series--Studies in Intelligence)
(Hardcover), by R. Aldrich. Routledge; 1 edition (May 1, 2000).
Asia represented the "hottest" theatre
of the Cold War, with several declared and undeclared wars always in progress. Examining
the Asian dimension of this struggle, this volume describes and analyzes a range of
clandestine activities from intelligence and propaganda to special operations and security
support. It draws on documents declassified after the end of the Cold War. Information
Violent Conflicts in Indonesia: Analysis,
(Routledge Contemporary Souteast Asia Series) (Hardcover), by Charles Coppel (Editor).
RoutledgeCurzon; 1 edition (January 13, 2006).
Indonesia is currently affected by many serious
conflicts, arising for a variety of reasons, including ethnic, religious and regional
tensions. Frequently, these conflicts have resulted in serious violence; moreover, violent
conflict in Indonesia appears to be increasing. This book presents important new thinking
on violent conflict in Indonesia looking at the nature of violence, and at the reasons for
violence breaking out, considering a range of particular conflicts in detail. It goes on
to examine vital questions concerning the way in which violence in Indonesia is
represented in the media, and explores ways in which violent conflicts could be resolved
or prevented. Overall, it considers how violent conflict in Indonesia is shaping, and is
shaped by, Indonesian society and politics more widely, and the Indonesian state. Information
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