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A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Elgar Original Reference) (Hardcover), by Andrew T. H. Tan (Editor). Edward Elgar Publishing (September 30, 2007). Information

A Kingdom Under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996 to 2004 (Hardcover), by Deepak Thapa and Bandita Sijapati. Zed Books; Updated Ed edition (August 25, 2005).
A Kingdom Under Seige explains the political and social background to the Maoist insurgency that has embroiled Nepal's government, political parties, king, police, and army against highly motivated guerilla fighters since 1996. By early 2003, the rebels had come to threaten the central institutions of the Nepali state. The authors describe how a combination of state neglect, political instability and the growth of radical left politics led to a build up of tensions. Information

An Insider's Experience of Insurgency in India's North-East (Anthem South Asian Studies) (Hardcover), by J. R. Mukherjee. Anthem Press (May 2006). Information

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

Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism in South and Southeast Asia: Causes, Dynamics, Solutions (Hardcover), by Rajat Ganguly and Ian Macduff (Editors). Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd; 1 edition (February 24, 2003).
This volume analyzes six ethnic conflicts in postcolonial South and Southeast Asia, seeking to understand not only the internal destabilization and havoc they have created, but also their dynamics and wider impact. Brings together the perspectives of many well-known scholars for students and academics. DLC: South Asia--History-Autonomy and independence movements. Information

Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia (Paperback), by Adeeb Khalid. University of California Press; 1 edition (January 18, 2007).
Adeeb Khalid combines insights from the study of both Islam and Soviet history in this sophisticated analysis of the ways that Muslim societies in Central Asia have been transformed by the Soviet presence in the region. Arguing that the utopian Bolshevik project of remaking the world featured a sustained assault on Islam that destroyed patterns of Islamic learning and thoroughly de-Islamized public life, Khalid demonstrates that Islam became synonymous with tradition and was subordinated to powerful ethnonational identities that crystallized during the Soviet period. He shows how this legacy endures today and how, for the vast majority of the population, a return to Islam means the recovery of traditions destroyed under Communism. Islam after Communism reasons that the fear of a rampant radical Islam that dominates both Western thought and many of Central Asia's governments should be tempered by an understanding of the politics of antiterrorism, which allows governments to justify their own authoritarian policies by casting all opposition as extremist. Comparing the secularization of Islam in Central Asia to experiences in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, and other secular Muslim states, the author lays the groundwork for a nuanced and well-informed discussion of the forces at work in this crucial region. Information

Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan (Columbia/Hurst) (Hardcover), by Antonio Giustozzi. Columbia University Press (November 16, 2007).
In the first book ever to be published on the neo-Taliban, Antonio Giustozzi provocatively argues that the appearance of the neo-Taliban should in no way have been a surprise. Beginning in 2003, a growing body of evidence began to surface that cast doubt on the official interpretation of the conflict. With the West cutting corners to maintain peace within the country, which included tolerating Afghanistan's burgeoning opium trade, the Taliban was able to regroup and grow in strength, weapons, and recruits. Giustozzi's book poses a bold challenge to contemporary accounts of the invasion and its aftermath and is an important investigation into the rise and dangerous future of the neo-Taliban. Information

Maoist Insurgency Since Vietnam (Paperback), by Thomas A. Marks. Routledge; 1 edition (January 31, 1996).
This is the first major work to be published which analyses the phenomenon of revolutions based on a Maoist model, namely Thailand, the Philippines, Peru and Sri Lanka. Unlike the Vietnamese Communists, however, all these insurgencies modelled on Mao have failed, having been successfully contained by their governments. The question is how did the world's strongest power - America - fail where Third World governments have succeeded? The author seeks to provide the answers in order to learn not only about the Maoist 'people's war' and counter-insurgency, but also to identify the factors which contribute to a revolution. Information

Oil, Islam, and Conflict: Central Asia since 1945 (Reaktion Books - Contemporary Worlds) (Paperback), by Rob Johnson. Reaktion Books (October 15, 2007).
Johnson examines the problems that have plagued the region, including civil wars in Afghanistan and Tajikistan and burgeoning Islamist terrorist movements in several nations. He explains the complex role played by narcotics, ethnic tensions, and the potential wealth from oil and gas reserves in the region’s political maneuverings, and delineates the complex links between civil violence and the policies of Central Asian governments on such crucial issues as human rights, economic development and energy. A timely investigation, Oil, Islam and Conflict will be required reading for all those invested in the threat of terrorism and the future of energy security.  Information

Regional Security Structures in Asia (Hardcover), by Ashok Kapor. RoutledgeCurzon; 1 edition (December 20, 2002).
This book argues that explanations of international relations in Asia in the post-second world war period have relied too much on the cold war as a key explanatory factor, and have not given enough emphasis to the useful concepts of 'regional power formation', 'conflict formation' and 'conflict resolution'. The author outlines these concepts and goes on to elaborate them, and to apply them to three key Asian regions - north-east, south-east, and south Asia - discussing practical strategic issues in a historical perspective and arguing that the concepts, and other concepts which he discusses, are extremely helpful in making sense of the complex pattern of international relations in Asia. 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 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 in the World: Problem-Solving Perspectives on Security, Sustainable Development, and Good Governance (Population Studies) (Paperback), by Ramesh Thakur and Oddny Wiggen (Editors). United Nations University Press (May 2004).
One of every five people in the world lives in the countries of South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. The problems faced by this population are so huge that they present a defining challenge to the core mandates of the United Nations as the global arena for problem-solving. These challenges range from economic development, environmental protection, food and water security, democratic governance and human rights, nuclear war and peace, inter-state and internal conflicts, and new security issues like AIDS and international terrorism. South Asia in the World develops a dialogue between academics and practitioners in a deeply divided region. It explores the potential for improvement in domestic and international efforts to alleviate the problems of South Asia and the role that the United Nations can play.  Information

Terror, Insurgency, and the State: Ending Protracted Conflicts (Hardcover), by Marianne Heiberg, Brendan O'Leary and John Tirman (Editors). University of Pennsylvania Press (May 2007).
The wave of civil wars, terror attacks, and insurgencies over the last half century has redefined our notion of protracted conflicts. While the American news media have devoted primary coverage to the threat posed by al-Qaeda since 9/11, other insurgent groups have arisen and gained momentum across the map, and much less attention has been devoted to explaining what governmental policies bring such insurgencies to an end. The result of a multiyear project, Terror, Insurgency, and the State assembles the findings of scholars who conducted extensive field research with rebel groups and governments. This comparative analysis documents the aim of long-standing insurgent groups such as the Tamil Tigers, the IRA, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, Basque Country and Liberty, and the People's Liberation Army of the Communist Party of Nepal, as well as the more recently visible Hizballah and Hamas. These groups represent varying kinds of insurgency. Several strive for national liberation or territory. They are either secessionists who contend with a central government that they regard as hostile, or irredentists who seek to reunify a divided homeland. Others, with rural and peasant bases, emphasize economic inequalities, class struggle, and socialism. At least three known factions are explicitly Islamist, with a religious agenda and a paramilitary organization. Information

The State at War in South Asia (Studies in War, Society, and the Military) (Hardcover), by Pradeep P. Barua. University of Nebraska Press (May 1, 2005).
The State at War in South Asia is the first book to cover such a vast period of South Asian military history—more than three thousand years. In doing so, Pradeep P. Barua explores the state’s military effectiveness and moves beyond the western and nonwestern dichotomy characterized by most military analysis to date. He leads the reader through a selective study of significant battles, campaigns, and wars fought on the subcontinent. Barua combines this overview with an analysis of the state-building process, showing how the South Asian state has conducted war under its many political guises from the prehistoric and ancient periods to the modern era, with its threat of nuclear war. He challenges the historiographic idea that the Western way of war is superior, while examining in detail those battles, such as the Maratha-Afghan battle of 1763, that offer the most insight into the introduction of new tactics, organization, and technology. This meticulous study offers a panoramic view of the evolution of the South Asian state’s military system and its contribution to the effectiveness of the state itself.  Information

Women and the Contested State: Religion, Violence, and Agency in South and Southeast Asia (Kroc Inst Religion Conflict & Peacebldg) (Hardcover), by Monique Skidmore and Patricia Lawrence (Editors). University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2007).
Throughout South and Southeast Asia, groups battle over definitions of identity--in direction and character--for their state, a struggle complicated by the legacy of colonialism. The contributors to this volume explore the intricate, dynamic relationships that pertain between women's agency and the state-making institutions and armed forces of Kashmir, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Burma (Myanmar). They also address the complex roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Theravada Buddhism in these postcolonial dynamics.  Information

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