Asian Security Handbook: Terrorism And The New Security by William M. Carpenter

By William M. Carpenter

That includes contributions by way of a uncommon workforce of foreign defense and Asia specialists, this completely revised and up-to-date version of Asian defense instruction manual makes a speciality of the hot demanding situations to safeguard within the Asia-Pacific sector offered via foreign terrorism. It experiences ''old'' defense realities coated in past variations, and highlights newer safeguard matters within the zone, together with the North Korean risk, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the longer term U.S.-China contention. the hot variation has been thoroughly reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the level for the country-by-country profiles and exams of the political-security state of affairs in twenty-three person international locations. a brand new appendix on overseas Terrorist companies can also be integrated.

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In particular, nuclear and missile capabilities continue to spread in East and South Asia, creating dangerous new instabilities and tensions in the conflict zones between North and South Korea, China and Taiwan, and India and Pakistan. A key consequential impact is that an opponent must be seen to match his adversary’s capabilities for prestige purposes, in order to maintain deterrence, and to have a response-in-kind defense should deterrence fail. In short, this situation has led to a new nuclear arms and missile race in Asia.

A15. 9. For background on al Qaeda, see Peter L. : Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden (New York: Touchstone, 2001), and Rohan Gunaratna, Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (New York: Columbia Uni- TERRORISM AND THE NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT 31 versity Press, 2002). For another valuable resource that places al Qaeda’s views within the broader context of Islamic history and current trends within Islam, see: Bernard Lewis, The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (New York: The Modern Library, 2003).

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