Forging Peace In Southeast Asia

Author: Zachary Abuza
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442257571
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Until recently, Southeast Asia was plagued by separatist insurgencies that had simmered, seemingly intractable, for several decades. But peace processes in Indonesia and the Philippines have been some of the most innovative and successful in the world—a model and counterpoint for Thailand and other protracted conflicts. Since the 1970s, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand have wrestled with secessionist groups. Each government entered into peace talks then, though without any sincerity or willingness to make significant concessions. By the turn of the millennium, the governments of Indonesia and the Philippines began to reevaluate their strategies while insurgents came to the conclusion that the changed global environment and waning capabilities made victory unlikely. Further, the impact of the 2004 tsunami brought not only another impetus, but also the involvement of the international donor community and peace processes began in both countries where they were successfully implemented. Successful devolution of political and economic powers that protected the cultural rights of the minority population, as well as substantial wealth sharing brought an end to these conflicts. Such successful peace building efforts serve as both a model and counterpoint for Thailand. Each of the case studies begins with a history of the insurgency, an analysis of the insurgent group’s organization, operations, tactics, and capabilities before delving into the history of the peace processes and analyzing the factors that made them successful. Nothing is harder than a peace process, but the lessons of Southeast Asia show that it is made possible through such factors as a national devaluation of power, bold and creative statesmanship, the successful neutralization of spoilers, and the role of neutral third party facilitators. These cases provide important lessons for the fields of counterinsurgency and peace making.

Forging Sustainable Peace In Mindanao

Author: Steven Rood
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This study investigates the role of civil society in forging sustainable peace in Mindanao. Civil society?s involvement in peace efforts can improve the chances of a lasting settlement?both in terms of addressing underlying causes and in terms of building a constituency for the concessions needed for a peace agreement. There are limitations to the effectiveness of civil society, however, due both to certain characteristics of these organizations (such as their ideological divisions or their lack of representativeness of the whole Filipino community) and to the inherent nature of civil society (its inability to aggregate interests in order to achieve a wider settlement). In the end, civil society can have an impact in making it politically possible for policy elites to adopt positions other than that of ?victory? (which seems to be the preferred policy stance of the general Christian Philippine citizenry). Through articulation of issues and networking, through activities parallel to the formal peace process, and through their efforts to bridge communal divides, civil society organizations keep alive the prospect for peace in Mindanao that sometimes seems forever elusive.This is the seventeenth publication in Policy Studies, a peer-reviewed East-West Center Washington series that presents scholarly analysis of key contemporary domestic and international political, economic, and strategic issues affecting Asia in a policy relevant manner.

Operationalisation Of Hybrid Peacebuilding In Asia

Author: Yuji Uesugi
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030677583
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Vietnam Southeast Asia Today

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Postwar Japanese Economy And Southeast Asia

Author: Hideo Kobayashi
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Southeast Asian Affairs 2000

Author: Daljit Singh
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ISBN: 9789812300966
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Southeast Asian Affairs, of which there are now twenty-seven in the series, is an annual review of significant developments and trends in the region. Though the emphasis is on ASEAN countries, developments in the broader Asia-Pacific region are not ignored. Readable and easily understood analyses are offered of major political, economic, social, and strategic developments within Southeast Asia. The contributions can be divided into two broad categories. There are those which provide an analysis of major developments during 1999 in individual Southeast Asian countries and in the region generally. Then there are the theme articles of a more specialized nature which deal with topical problems of concern. This volume contains nineteen articles, dealing with such major themes as international conflict and co-operation, political stability, and economic growth and development.

Daily Report

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The Islamist Threat In Southeast Asia

Author: John Thayer Sidel
Editor: Iseas Publishing
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In recent years, a steady stream of reportage and commentary has spotlighted a dangerous "Islamist threat" in Southeast Asia. This study, by contrast, offers a very different account. In descriptive terms, this study suggests that such an alarmist picture is highly overdrawn, and it traces instead a pattern of marked decline, demobilization, and disentanglement from state power in recent years for Islamist forces in Southeast Asia. This trend is evident both in the disappointments experienced in recent years by previously ascendant Islamist forces in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the diminished position of Muslim power brokers in southern Thailand and the Philippines after more than a decade of cooperation with non-Muslim politicians in Manila and Bangkok. In explanatory terms, moreover, this study shows the significance of social and political context. A fuller appreciation of aggression by anti-Islamists and non-Muslims, and of the insecurity, weakness, and fractiousness of Islamist forces themselves, helps to explain the nature, extent, and limitations of Islamist violence, aggression, and assertiveness. This overarching alternative framework not only provides a very different explanation for the "Islamist threat" in Southeast Asia, but also suggests very different policy implications from those offered by specialists on terrorism working on the region.

Asean Engagements For Peace

Author: Estrella D. Solidum
Editor: Yuchengco Center for East Asia de La Salle University
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Documents On China S Relations With South And Southeast Asia 1949 1962

Author: G. V. Ambekar
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The Philippines And Southeast Asia

Author: Man Mohini Kaul
Editor: New Delhi : Radiant
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Study of Philippine foreign policy from 1961 to 1969.

Contemporary Southeast Asia

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Daily Report

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
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Japan Review Of International Affairs

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The Indonesian Quarterly

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Asean Economic Bulletin

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The United States And East Asia

Author: Tommy Thong Bee Koh
Editor: Marshall Cavendish Academic
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For the first time in 50 years, East Asia is at peace. Will peace and prosperity prevail? Professor Koh examines both optimistic and pessimistic scenarios. He argues for the continued engagement of the United States in East Asia and for a stable relationship between the United States, Japan and China.

Indonesia News Service

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India And Asean

Author: Frédéric Grare
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Indias Association With South-East Asia Goes Back In History, And It Has Had Great Influence On The Region, Both Linguistic And Cultural. After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union, There Were Fears In Most Asean States Of A Power Vacuum That A Politically And Economically Dynamic China Could Easily Fill. India Too Faced Growing Concerns At The Possibility Of A Potentially Hegemonic China Wanting To Dominate The Region. This Shared Perception, Together With Indias Own Liberalized Economic Policies Compelled New Delhi To Look East.