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ASEAN-THE NEED FOR JOINT COUNTER-TERRORISM FRAMEWORKS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

ASEAN-THE NEED FOR JOINT COUNTER-TERRORISM FRAMEWORKS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Aftermath of the police precinct bombing in central Jakarta, Jan 2016. Wikimedia Commons

By Ryamizard Ryacudu

TodayOnline-Nov 7, 2018

The threat of violent-extremism in South-east Asia has evolved in two distinct phases: the Al-Qaeda centric phase and the Islamic State-centric phase.

During the Al-Qaeda-centric phase, as many as 400 terrorist fighters from the region headed to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they gained combat training and experience before returning home.

Read more at: https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/need-joint-counter-terrorism-frameworks-south-east-asia

First published in: TodayOnline

12/11/2018 in ASEAN, Opinions, Regions, Viewpoints

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