Before and After September 11, 2001: An Asian Perspective

Since the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many events have continued to threaten the peace and well-being of nations and communities all over the world. Aside from the war on Iraq which started in February 2003 and continues to drag on (among them, the bombings in Bali and Davao, recently in Istanbul, and incessantly in the Middle East) have taken place and continue to take place. To this day, for developed and developing countries, peace and amelioration of life remain as elusive as ever.

The essays here delve into the historical and social roots of the 9/11 attacks and their implications on the economy and on society as a whole. One notes that the issues raised and analyses made by the eminent scholars in these articles continue to be relevant and useful, and in fact may provide a basis for understanding developments that are yet to unfold. (from the Introduction)

“The book makes an important contribution as the papers provide us with a broader and deeper understanding, especially from the Asian perspective, of the nexus of poverty, justice, religion, politics, power, development, terrorism, and peace that have been at the forefront of global history and consciousness especially since September 11, 2001.”

– from the Foreword by Dr. Anna Miren Gonzalez-Intal
Vice President for the Loyola Schools, ADMU

Ellen H. Palanca

Ambivalence, Ferment, and Trade-off Since 9/11
Julkipli M. Wadi

International Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy and Great Power Relations in the Asia Pacific
Aileen S.P. Baviera

Mindanao as the Next Battlefront: Implications on Philippine Security & R.P.-U.S. Relations
Angelo T. Reyes

Religious Differences and Political Conflict
Jose S. Arcilla, S.J.

India-pakistan War Over Kashmir: Terrorism or legacy of British Divide-and-rule Policy?
Benito O. Lim

Beyond the Bloodshed: Terrorism’s Toll on Asian Economies
Cielito F. Habito

Author/Publisher: Ateneo Center for Asian Studies
Place and date: Quezon City, 2004
Distributor: Ateneo de Manila University Press