Armed rebellion in the ASEAN states: persistence and implications

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Armed rebellions have challenged central authority in the various ASEAN states since 1975. The persistence, duration and severity of armed rebellions, particularly separatist rebellions, demonstrate the failure of at least some of the ASEAN states in achieving legitimacy for the post-independence political structures as well as continued internal weakness. The external dimensions of some of these challenges, involving neighbouring ASEAN states in some cases, have also heightened mutual mistrust among these states. This in turn has placed constraints on the development of ASEAN cooperative regionalism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian National University
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)0731527747
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCanberra papers on strategy and defence
PublisherAustralian National University


  • Southeast Asia
  • armed conflict
  • armed rebellion
  • persistence
  • implications


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