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Forging Peace in Southeast Asia : Insurgencies, Peace Processes, and Reconciliation (Paperback) (Zachary

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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. They serve as case studies in this book. Each 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 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.
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Peace and Security in the 21st Century
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Zachary Abuza
Language: English
Street Date: September 26, 2016
TCIN: 51639153
UPC: 9781442257566
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-0834
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