Terrorism Admissions

September 2003
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Sep2003, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p2
Country Report
Country Report
This article focuses on the socio-economic conditions in Thailand. Almost two years into the U.S.-led war on terror, Thailand appears to have jumped on the anti-terror bandwagon. Several arrests of individuals suspected of planning to bomb foreign embassies have taken place during recent months. In a recent (unofficial) visit to the U.S., Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met with U.S. President George W. Bush and counter-terrorism was reportedly discussed. Thailand's Muslim-dominated southern provinces have been areas of unrest in the past, but this was attributed to little more than local bandits. Now, the government has stated that a threat exists from Islamic terrorists that are thought to have links with Jemaah Islamiah, the group thought to be behind the bombings in the Indonesian tourist island of Bali late last year. Thailand's fiscal outlook appears in relatively good shape. Strong economic growth has boosted revenues, allowing the government to carry out planned stimulus measures without too much pressure to rein in spending.


Related Articles

  • THAILAND: Soft Targets. Perrin, Andrew // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/2/2002, Issue 47, p42 

    Reports on efforts in Thailand to allay fears that the country is a target for terrorism because of concern about its lucrative tourism industry. Criticism of Western governments for issuing travel advisories warning their citizens to avoid areas where foreigners congregate; Anti-terrorism...

  • People.  // Thailand Country Review;2010, p101 

    The article offers an overview on the social condition in Thailand, including the country's population, religion and culture.

  • The challenge of hybrid insurgency in Southern Thailand. Manea, Octavian // Strategic Monitor;2015, Vol. 17 Issue 1/2, p43 

    The purpose of this paper is to explore to what extent the violence in Southern Thailand is the product of a hybrid insurgency (a concept understood more along the lines of what research literature calls"criminal insurgency"). Today, in the aftermath of Ukraine, it is fashionable to talk about...

  • Thailand's Red Zone. Hogg, Charu Lata // World Today;Jan2010, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p13 

    The article focuses on teenage Muslim insurgents in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand. Particular attention is given to the manner in which children have been involved and used. Article topics include the indoctrination of children by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional-Coordinate, and the...

  • Security issues for Thailand. Bergmann, Kym // Defence Review Asia;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p4 

    The author discusses issues on internal security and external threats faced by Thailand from other Southeast Asian countries. He mentions that the localized neighborhood disputes contribute with the external threats. An overview of the geographic situation in Thailand that shares borders with...

  • Fighting with Ghosts: Querying Thailand's "Southern Fire". ASKEW, MARC // Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International & Strate;Aug2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p117 

    This article explores several key issues that remain under-examined or problematic in assessments of Thailand's on going southern crisis. It argues that the "ghosts" behind the ongoing turbulence in Thailand's southern border provinces are not only mysterious insurgents, but also the...

  • Sporty Little Number. Horn, Robert // Time International (South Pacific Edition);4/2/2001, Issue 13, p59 

    Discusses the Thai motion picture 'The Iron Ladies.' The movie's depiction of a transsexual volleyball team which won the Thai national championships; How homosexuals, transvestites, and transsexuals are treated in Thailand.

  • Trouble in Thailand. Beech, Hannah // Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/18/2007, Issue 23, p11 

    The article reports on the rising unrest in southern Thailand concerning an Islamic insurgency. A profile of Thailand's religious demographics is provided, highlighting the predominance of Buddhists but also a large concentration of Muslims in its southern provinces. Predictions of future...

  • It's Not Just Red and Yellow. Kurlantzick, Joshua // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);5/10/2010 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 155 Issue 19, p4 

    The article discusses politically-related violence in Thailand and culture clashes between wealthy residents of Bangkok who wear yellow and poor rural citizens who wear red. Oversimplifications regarding the dispute are discussed including the fact that the red shirts have financial backing and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics