Conflict and Security
Terrorism and Counter Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia
An abundance of post-9/11 studies and commentaries has examined regional terrorist organizations and appropriate law enforcement strategies to combat them. However, there has been a dearth of research on broader sets of issues, such as the socio-economic sources of discontent that may have major implications for understanding and countering terrorism.
This project has a two pronged approach to the research on terrorism.
- The first part aims to better understand the direct and indirect causes of terrorism by examining a select few political, social and economic issues that may be potential or actual contributing factors to the regional dynamics of terrorism.
- The second part will study the responses to the threat of terrorism by domestic, regional and international actors.
The study seeks to highlight regional perspectives on terrorism and counter-terrorism in South and Southeast Asia, drawing primarily on experts from the region. It seeks to contribute to the ongoing international debate on terrorism, as well as to a growing discussion on the relevance of the UN in Asia.
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