20 September 2016
The terrorism threat to the Asia Pacific region is serious, imminent and on a growth trajectory, say scholars from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) in the latest book titled Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific.
Published by international terrorism expert Professor Rohan Gunaratna and other scholars at NTU’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), the new book aims to better prepare governments on the escalating terror threat.
The authors point out that while the threat of terrorism internationally shows little signs of abating, countries in Southeast Asia like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, are increasingly becoming high-priority terror targets.
… Edited by Prof Gunaratna and Miss Kam Li Yee Stefanie, an Associate Research Fellow at RSIS, the handbook is the most comprehensive account of terrorism in the Asia-Pacific. It provides in-depth knowledge to governments and policymakers on how to better manage the growing threat posed by groups such as the IS.
… Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, the Executive Deputy Chairman of RSIS, NTU, described the new book published by Imperial College Press as invaluable and “a timely resource for those dedicated to researching and managing the current and emerging threat”. Ambassador Ong added that it delineates the new Asia-Pacific threat environment and “provides a range of tools on how to respond to the emerging threat from the Islamic State”.
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Last updated on 21/09/2016