Dr. Zachary Abuza
specializes in Southeast Asian politics and security issues. He is a graduate of Trinity College and received his MALD and PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is the author of Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand and its Implications for Southeast Asian Security (US Institute of Peace, 2008), Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia (Routledge, 2006), Militant Islam in Southeast Asia (Lynne Rienner, 2003) and Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam (Lynne Rienner, 2001). He has also authored two studies for the National Bureau of Asian Research, entitled Funding Terrorism in Southeast Asia: The Financial Network of Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya, NBR Analysis (2003) and Uncivil Islam: Muslims, Politics and Violence in Indonesia, NBR Analysis (2004). His monograph, Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf Group was published by the US Army War College's Security Studies Institute in 2005.