Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2013

Abstract

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the primary weakness of US foreign policy, particularly in Southeast Asia which is home to the largest Muslim community in the world, was that it was driven by concerns over archipelagic Southeast Asia as the “second front” in the “global war against terror.” Military warfare and coercive legislation and enforcement are grossly inadequate in winning the hearts and minds of a community. Religion-wise, Asia is not a tabula rosa. Many religions have long co-existed in Asia. The virtues of religious freedom are not alien to Asia but need nurturing given the dominant imperatives of governance, control, and economic growth.

Keywords

Religious freedom, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Human Rights, Security, International Relations, Southeast Asia, War on Terror, Religious Tolerance

Discipline

Asian Studies | International Relations | Religion Law

Publication

Review of Faith and International Affairs

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

76

Last Page

78

ISSN

1557-0274

Identifier

10.1080/15570274.2012.760982

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2012.760982

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