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Surge in the Red Tide: Rise of Maoist Militancy in India
For eight long months prior to June 2009, members of the Communist Party of India- Maoist (CPI-M) ran a parallel government in Lalgarh, West Bengal with 1,100 villages under their control. Following their expulsion by ...
Aung San Suu Kyi's Verdict: Implications for ASEAN
The guilty verdict by a Myanmar court on Aung San Suu Kyi for breaking the terms of her house arrest is a serious blow to the standing of ASEAN both locally and internationally. It comes less than a month after ASEAN ...
Crisis in Myanmar and the responsibility to protect
Cyclone Nargis has killed an estimated 100,000 people in Myanmar and left some two million people in desperate need of help. It has also laid bare ASEAN and the international community’s continuing inability to deal with ...
Revisiting Dar Al-Islam (Land of Islam) and Dar Al-Harb (Land of War)
THE idea of perpetual war between Muslims and non-Muslims is held by jihadists who commit acts of terrorism in the name of jihad. A corollary to this idea is the concept of Dar Al-Islam (Land of Islam) and Dar Al-Harb (Land ...
The Southern Insurgency: Rethinking Thailand’s Military Strategy
IN HIS most incisive public remarks since Thailand’s bloodless coup, Thai Army Commander-in-Chief Sonthi Boonyaratkalin in June criticized security forces for their inefficiency, unprofessionalism and uncreative mindset ...
The Great Australian Defence Debate: Is China a Threat?
In advance of a Defence White Paper expected in the next few weeks, a major debate has been going on in Australia about the security implications of the rise of China.
Temporal Dominance Military Transformation and the Time Dimension of Strategy
Military transformation has gripped all major modern armed forces in recent times. Most importantly, the significance of the demonstration of conventional power in Operation Desert Storm has convinced all concerned of the ...
“From Counter-Society to Counter-State: Jemaah Islamiyah According to PUPJI”
The General Guide for the Struggle of Al-Jama’ah Al-Islamiyah (Pedoman Umum Perjuangan Al-Jama’ah Al-Islamiyah) – commonly known under its acronym PUPJI – is an essential document for understanding Southeast Asia’s most ...
Turkey and Democracy in the Muslim World
THE RECENT results in the Turkish parliamentary elections serve as an important reminder that, contrary to the stereotype of the incompatibility between Islam and democracy, the two can coexist and are indeed compatible. ...
The ‘Black Widows’ of Iraq
ON September 28, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt in the border town of Tal Afar, 420 km northwest of Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 35. With the increasing level of violence in Iraq, such an incident ...