Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization provides a systematic analysis of the concepts of internationalization of terrorism. It looks into the stages and processes through which terrorism has developed in various parts of the world and binds together the facts to present a comprehensive picture of the distinguishing features that characterize the internationalization of terrorism—from local to global. Through 11 well-researched chapters, leading experts on terrorism from across five continents express their views and analyze the main patterns, stages, and levels of internationalization of different types of terrorism in a broad cross-regional perspective.
The book challenges a number of conventional patterns of analysis and underlines the importance of visualizing terrorism as an act driven by political motivation, notwithstanding the fact that it is manifested through ideological or religious sentiments. It also analyzes the various tactics used by different terrorist organizations in different regions and distinguishes terrorists from other non-state actors. It dwells on the dangerous implications of the internationalization of terrorism and emphasizes the need to develop a research methodology which can help understand the current conceptualization of the phenomenon and bring forward analytical solutions.
This will be an important sourcebook for the military, the police, law enforcement agencies, and government training institutes. In addition, it will also benefit political analysts and professionals such as counter-insurgency and anti-terrorism experts.
Chapter 9: Regionalization of Terrorism: Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia
Regionalization of Terrorism: Jemaah Islamiyah in South East Asia
In the aftermath of 11 September 2001, a new Islamist movement, the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), appeared in South East Asia. The advent of the JI in the region has been both a source of debate as well as the cause of untold problems. This chapter aims at highlighting some of the transnational linkages of this organization, and argues that the Afghan war played a significant role in the transformation of the JI from a group with local aspirations to one that aligned itself with a larger Islamist discourse of forming a supranational Islamic state or Caliphate.
The chapter begins with a brief history of the group ...