East Asia

TSAS WP17-06: ‘From nascent insurrections to full-blown insurgencies: Why some militant groups engage in sustained armed conflicts, a quantitative approach’

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2017
Description:

There is a growing threat from terrorism and insurgencies worldwide in recent years. It is puzzling why some initially weak militant groups, who face immense difficulties in garnering material resources – …

Japanese New Religions: An Overview

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Geography: Japan
Year: 2015
Subjects: Religion

Aum Shinrikyo’s Spiritual Journey From Meditation to Mass Murder

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Geography: Japan
Year: 2015

From “Occupy Central” to Democracy: Is a Referendum for Hong Kong Feasible and Desirable?

Geography: China
Year: 2015

Current National Security and Human Rights Issues in the UK, Canada and Hong Kong

Author(s): Alati — Daniel
Year: 2016

Japanese Studies of Pilgrimage

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Publisher: Routledge
Geography: Japan
Year: 2015
Subjects: Migration, Religion

The effects of social and spatial control on the dynamics of contentious politics in Xinjiang since the end of the 1990s

Publisher: ECPR Press
Geography: East Asia
Year: 2015

Geopolitics Drive Russia’s Continuing Support for Syria’s Assad

Year: 2012
Description:

Over the last year, Russia has positioned itself as a key player in the Syrian crisis, offering strong diplomatic and material support to the discredited Al-Assad regime. How to explain – …

Impact and Ramifications: The Aftermath of the Aum Affair in the Japanese Religious Context

Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

It is now seventeen years since the Tokyo subway attack that made Aum Shinrikyō and its leader Asahara Shōkō household names in Japan and beyond. The subway attack was swiftly – …

Globally Aum: The Aum Affair, Counterterrorism and Religion

Author(s): Reader-- Ian
Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

Aum continues to feature in counterterrorism discourses and military training manuals, and continues to represent, for security services and policy makers, the “public face” of chemical and biologically oriented terrorism. – …

Secularisation, R.I.P.? Nonsense! The ‘Rush Hour Away from the Gods’ and the Decline of Religion in Contemporary Japan

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Publisher: Brill
Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Subjects: Religion, Sociology

TSAS WP14-04: Eco-Terrorism and the Corresponding Legislative Efforts to Intervene and Prevent Future Attacks

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This study reviews the extent of attacks related to eco-terrorism from 1970 to 2012 to understand the development of this relatively new phenomenon in Canada, Japan and the United States. – …

Global Power Shifts

Author(s): Nye– Joseph
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2010

The Security Dimensions of an Influential China

Publisher: CSIS
Geography: China, East Asia
Year: 2013
Description:

On 28 February and 1 March 2013, in partnership with National Defence Canada, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) hosted a two-day conference on China as part of its Academic – …