The Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia–Pacific provides an overview of terrorism in the Asia–Pacific, the evolution of threat, and the current and emerging threats faced by countries with the rise of the Islamic State (IS). This is a concise and readable handbook which examines the origins of the current wave of terrorism across countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia and the Pacific, and identifies emerging trends and new forms of terror that have altered the landscape and rendered the region increasingly vulnerable to asymmetric attacks. Comprising of more than 20 chapters, this handbook will be useful for practitioners and scholars and as a source of reference for undergraduate and graduate students focused on understanding the causes of terrorism and insurgency in the Asia–Pacific.
Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore. He received his Masters from the University of Notre Dame in the US where he was Hesburgh Scholar, and his PhD from the University of St Andrews in the UK, where he was British Chevening Scholar. A former Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Centre at the United States Military Academy at West Point and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Gunaratna was invited to testify on the structure of al Qaeda before the 9/11 Commission. The author of 15 books, including “Inside al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror” (University of Columbia Press), Gunaratna interviewed terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other conflict zones. For advancing international security cooperation, Gunaratna received the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award in June 2014.
Kam Li Yee Stefanie is an Associate Research Fellow with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Stefanie’s primary research focus is on conflict and violence in Asia-Pacific, particularly Southeast Asia and Xinjiang. Stefanie graduated from Reed College, Portland Oregon, with a BA in English Literature (2009), The University of Chicago (2010) with an MA in English Literature, and from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (2014) with an MSc in International Relations. She currently serves as the Chief Editor for the centre’s monthly publication, the Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA).
Last updated on 09/06/2016