Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism And The New Security by William M. Carpenter

By William M. Carpenter

This completely revised and up to date variation of Asian defense instruction manual makes a speciality of the recent demanding situations to safeguard within the Asia-Pacific zone offered by way of foreign terrorism. It studies previous safeguard realities coated in prior versions, and highlights newer safety concerns within the sector, together with the North Korean chance, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the longer term U.S.-China contention. that includes contributions through a exclusive crew of foreign protection and Asia specialists, this re-creation has been reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the level for the country-by-country profiles and tests of the political-security events in twenty-three person countries. a brand new appendix on international terrorist organisations can be incorporated.

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This situation, coupled with ongoing political developments, high stakes elections, and such pressing region-wide health problems as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and avian flu, place a premium on timely analysis and assessment of the risk factors that will influence future political, economic, and military trends in Asia. Structure of the Book The chapters that follow analyze such factors and political-security conditions throughout the region on a country-by-country basis. Given our terrorism focus, each chapter contains a “Terrorism Threat and Response” section describing the extent to which 9/11 has had an impact on that country’s interests and to what extent that country is engaged with the United States and others in the region in the War on Terrorism.

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Also see Keith Johnson and David Crawford, “New Breed of Islamic Warrior is Emerging,” The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2004, p. A16 and Dan Eggen and John Lancaster, “Al Qaeda Shows New Signs of Life,” Washington Post, August 14, 2004, pp. A1 and A13. 12. sg; Gunaratna, Inside Al Qaeda, particularly chap. 4; Zachary Abuza, Militant Islam in Southeast Asia: Crucible of Terror (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003); and Maria A. Ressa, Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia (New York: Free Press, 2003).

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