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Author Chalk, Peter.

Title The Malay-Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand : understanding the conflict's evolving dynamic / Peter Chalk.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 27 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
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Series Rand counterinsurgency study. Paper ; 5
Occasional paper ; OP-198-OSD
Rand counterinsurgency study. Paper ; 5.
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-198-OSD.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-27).
Contents Introduction -- Background -- The insurgency -- 1960-1998 -- Barisan Revolusi Nasional -- Patani United Liberation Organization -- New PULO -- Bersatu -- 1998-2004 -- 2004-2006 -- A new front in the global jihad? -- Government response : the Thaksin administration -- Assessment -- Conclusion : future prospects.
Summary Current unrest in the Malay-Muslim provinces of southern Thailand has captured growing national, regional, and international attention due to the heightened tempo and scale of rebel attacks, the increasingly jihadist undertone that has come to characterize insurgent actions, and the central government's often brutal handling of the situation on the ground. Of particular note are growing concerns that the conflict is no longer purely local in nature but has been systematically hijacked by outside extremists to avail wider transnational Islamist designs in southeast Asia. No concrete evidence suggests that the region has been decisively transformed into a new beachhead for pan-regional jihadism. Although many of the attacks currently being perpetrated in the three Malay provinces have a definite religious element, it is not apparent that this has altered the essential localized and nationalistic aspect of the conflict. While the scale and sophistication of violence have increased, nothing links this change in tempo to the input of punitive, absolutist external jihadist imperatives. Perhaps the clearest reason to believe that the southern Thai conflict has not metastasized into a broader jihadist struggle, however, is the fact that there has been neither a migration of violence north nor directed attacks against foreigners, tourist resorts, or overt symbols of U.S. cultural capitalism.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Thailand, Southern -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Insurgency -- Thailand, Southern.
Muslims -- Political activity -- Thailand, Southern.
Islam and politics -- Thailand, Southern.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
Insurgency. (OCoLC)fst00975461
Islam and politics. (OCoLC)fst00979879
Muslims -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01031058
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Southern Thailand. (OCoLC)fst01692616
Chronological Term Since 1988
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Other Form: Print version: Chalk, Peter. Malay-Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand. Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2008 (DLC) 2008021693 (OCoLC)226659577
ISBN 9780833045348 (electronic bk.)
0833045342 (electronic bk.)
9780833044686 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833044680 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/OP-198-OSD
Standard No. AU@ 000051380168
CDX 9833377
DEBBG BV043069034
DEBSZ 422014265
GBVCP 803429274
GBVCP 1008655074

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