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Zachary Abuza @ZachAbuza Washington DC or Warren VT

Southeast Asian politics & security. Prof at National War College. Dog & beer lover. Cyclist. Views mine, not DOD/NWC.

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Joined Twitter 12/13/13


https://t.co/g2tFGvJH1NViolence is at historical lows in Thailand's #DeepSouth. It's the perfect time for the govt to reach out to the Mal… https://t.co/3lDLKnl3uR2 more JAD suspects arrested, bring the total to 26 since Wiranto's stabbing. Latest 2 were bomb makers plotting at… https://t.co/JPEZ7oBFudCool. Cool. Cool. https://t.co/3dwSfNPk5Y
10/16
2019
รัฐบาลไทยปล่อยโอกาสการแก้ไขความรุนแรงในภาคใต้หลุดมือไป https://t.co/g2tFGvJH1N#Indonesia, #Malaysia worried about possible escape of ISIS-linked fighters in Syria. At the very least, the devolv… https://t.co/02Mzd9Q67TFirst He Acquitted 5 Men of Murder, Then He Shot Himself. Great @hkbeech piece that sheds light on the injustices… https://t.co/mH46iu9SAVLong-term, long-form, multinational investigative journalism. Thanks @tom_allard for this fascinating report on Asi… https://t.co/beurwsTpj6At least 22 suspected militants have been detained by counterterror police since the stabbing attack on Indonesia's… https://t.co/pCLOlkWBQh
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10/15
2019
Too soon. https://t.co/yRYNnClByZ via @theonion @EvanLaksmana Less competent."The training center would show the Philippines’ “regional leadership” in the fight against terror." Regional lead… https://t.co/DRxVTol1YZWiranto's wounds were deeper than initially thought, in JAD terrorist's low-level, opportunistic attack. He remain… https://t.co/GvUueEB5kfTrump might as well run on the campaign theme "Make ISIS great again". https://t.co/acR3B1XNAiIt’s important to remember that a lot of the time jihadis just have to survive because usually some external factor… https://t.co/BAlbqdn5x9
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10/14
2019
#ISIS jail break - Hundreds of #Malaysian & #Indonesian #ISIS fighters imprisoned in northern #Syria & guarded by K… https://t.co/gSxOesoBSw
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10/13
2019
I recently co-authored a piece with @ZachAbuza that outlines the growing threat of ISIS in Southeast Asia https://t.co/cXc2xIgp16
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10/12
2019
What Hun Sen said to Hanoi: 'Some countries should not expect #Asean to resolve sovereignty disputes [in… https://t.co/AVCq8qmZin
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza"Don't forget that Thailand is the only country in this region that has never been colonized, thanks to past kings,… https://t.co/YrkGncF5dj @DavidMaxwell161 @ZachAbuza Zach's point above is spot-on. The design issue is that the lack of permanence + the co… https://t.co/0XqbkP3xiq
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza @DavidMaxwell161 @J0HNST0N The law would be easy to amend but there is no incentive. A) It keeps the generals happy… https://t.co/ZNKSP9ifJcYour friendly reminder that the average tenure of the AFP chief of staff is 9 months. There have been 24 since may… https://t.co/bXhCPBbGGdNew #Philippines military chief - who might only serve 4 months - lays out what he sees happening in the SCS and th… https://t.co/tVvBuuw1JmEvening all - here I am again with a thread on the day’s events in Indonesia. Join me...as I try to make sense of… https://t.co/xjKCr73IB7
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaThe stabbing of #Indonesia's chief security minister #Wiranto by the pro-#ISIS Jemaah Ansharut Daulah #JAD marks th… https://t.co/up4xZwdu0k
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaAnd yet the #Thai military under his leadership continues to get closer and closer to the PLA, which funded the TCP… https://t.co/gQkDYDpaUsThailand Persiakan Peluang Untuk Perbaiki Keadaan Di Wilayah Selatan https://t.co/tmNb3XhsvNExcellent thread on a glaring problem with the highest echelons of the US military. This is a self-inflicted strate… https://t.co/6svKDauydI
10/11
2019
We're Hiring! So many folks welcomed the Leadership Council for Women in National Security ⁦@lc_wins⁩ into the worl… https://t.co/zVM2ogtvRO
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaThis @lindseywford interview with Mara Karlin & Leah Dreyfuss on the why's, how's, & so what's of China's overseas… https://t.co/2M3FZstJCWWith a sharp decline in violence, #Thai government has an opportunity to implement policies to win support from the… https://t.co/LcXGwCqazEIf confirmed as an IS-backed attack, it would be the first by the militants on a politician in Indonesia. https://t.co/kMHMNOQyKz
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaUpdate: Police say #Indonesian security minister #Wiranto suffered stab wounds and is currently treated in hospital… https://t.co/c0wnBnnVmG
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaCongratulations on ending the endless wars. Pro-tip though - don’t throw away your COIN manuals just yet. Don’t wan… https://t.co/sE8LE5q7L7
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaBe honest, even in Southeast Asia Gentile Twitter was pretty boring.
10/10
2019
Thailand squandering opportunity to improve conditions in the Deep South, security analyst @ZachAbuza writes in lat… https://t.co/8NvuYSXdwn
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10/9
2019
Yikes! Southeast Asia, with the exception of #VietNam, is looking very red. https://t.co/k2yhLk2xHbUseful overview by @CSISIndonesia's Iis Gindarsah on why the Indonesian military's three new military commands will… https://t.co/DN2eOpuDIb
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaRising Intolerance, Sinking Hopes in Malaysia. My take on the slide into uglier sectarian politics, as UMNO-PAS att… https://t.co/oRzGSSY6BtAs the UMNO -PAS coalition asks Mahathir's Bersatu party (the only race-based party in the Pakatan Harapan coalitio… https://t.co/6yy8rK6O8LRacial tensions and budget demands as #Malaysian parliament opens. Getting very ugly. https://t.co/Sj9BVsgwayPro-IS militants from the BIFF kill 7 MILF fighters in latest test to the peace process in the southern… https://t.co/o4XVxXJSl5One reason that fighting has stalled Chinese infrastructure investment projects in #Myanmar is divergent incentives… https://t.co/ljbYooYkLR
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10/8
2019
ISOC spokesman almost managed to keep a straight face when he said sedition charges against FFP for holding a forum… https://t.co/oCmQSoOrJKWhy don’t Manila and Beijing have closer military ties, despite Duterte’s ‘pivot to China’? Good run down of… https://t.co/sIFVfhBWXwAbu Sayyaf gonna Abu Sayyaf. https://t.co/41jAQ9qeaK#INDONESIA Molotov cocktails in plot to ‘burn Chinese shops’ in #Jakarta turns out to be real bombs, say Indonesian… https://t.co/ZEG5sXyQUP
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10/7
2019
Abu Sayyaf gonna Abu Sayyaf. British national, Filipina wife abducted in Zamboanga del Sur https://t.co/aeWpLDD9whJudge in Yala shot self in the chest at court after dismissing a case against 5 Muslim suspects he said he was pres… https://t.co/vusbnXDIzR
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaThe Thai army has filed sedition charges against six key opposition party leaders who debated possible devolution o… https://t.co/BYtDCpNlJH
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaA judge in Yala has shot himself after he alleged on FB there was interference in his current case involving 5 Musl… https://t.co/6FBWb3EP4K
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza#StatesmanOfTheYear https://t.co/pqLooaBhg5This is leadership right here; he is just diving in. Next up will be the force structure assessment that should spe… https://t.co/B0YrJa8bKw
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10/4
2019
The man just renewed his solicitation of a foreign attack on our election and added a second country. This anti-Ame… https://t.co/r1Kk3aeCkw
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaIs the Islamic State Gaining Ground in Southeast Asia? https://t.co/vo2QuoNCo1#Thailand's Special Branch agrees to stop controversial surveilance of muslim students. It was a counter-productiv… https://t.co/ePgfKducbv2 #Indonesian men arrested for making petrol bombs to be used on Chinese shops. Someone wants to take advantage of… https://t.co/1mSFjVwI06Myanmar has been in a state of civil war since its founding in 1948. It’s as if the Tatmadaw wants it no other way. https://t.co/aRxtoNgiFpThis aggression will not stand, man https://t.co/wUwGrAFVzT
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10/3
2019
We've relaunched a Southeast Asia program at @CarnegieEndow with a trio of new scholars joining our team, an initia… https://t.co/Vbzhksc7qc
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza70周年阅兵式向台湾,东南亚和香港全体人民发出了明确的信号,即力量来自枪管,共产党将永远控制枪支。Nothing but the best for our favorite tinpot #Cambodian dictator, Hun Sen! @iamspecialized S-Works carbon fiber Rou… https://t.co/bUBBJfnnCHAlways a bridesmaid, Duterte wasn't invited to China's massive show of military virility. But now he's off to see h… https://t.co/2X2HtuZswIBut in some cases the rehabilitation program's success is clear. A profile of one IS recruiter who now works with t… https://t.co/oTBMA46ntC#Malaysian political figure claims that their disengagement program has a 97% success rate. Nope. But it it's pret… https://t.co/OFS2YipHeBIronically the protests against Jokowi are from his own support base, not a churlish Islamist opposition who lost t… https://t.co/EZYz0qAuzo
10/2
2019
Come along if you are in DC on 16 Oct and can make it: An Australian Geostrategic SWOT Analysis: Implications for t… https://t.co/Pz4YYmeOn2
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaDuterte has failed to appoint an inter-governmental panel to reconcile and coordinate with the BARMM government. Th… https://t.co/3eQSoTHHgVDPM Prawit immediately denied any link between IS and Pattani militants. To date, this is true. But with violence… https://t.co/8GvuDXIt5AA Pattani Malay student from southern #Thailand was arrested in Egypt where he studies, on suspicions of being tied… https://t.co/XMXeJMc5k9Maybe Pompeo has back pain. https://t.co/TAs1tK4PHX
10/1
2019
What do you get a brutal communist dictatorship that has everything for its 70th birthday? Apparently unarmed demo… https://t.co/p63Cqh5fbxI had the honor of being interviewed by @WPReview for their Trendlines podcast on terrorist trends in SEAsia. https://t.co/vo2QuoNCo1A good assessment of the current terrorism threat posed by IS to #Malaysia. https://t.co/C2iRzrUkreHuge amount to unpack in this interview with Dr. M: #Malaysian politics, southern #Thailand, #Rohingya, fear of off… https://t.co/re7AABC6WL
9/30
2019
Meanwhile Philippine authorities arrested 4 more ASG members in Zamboanga; recovering IED components & ammonium nit… https://t.co/WBR5r0PSKb#Indonesian authorities arrest 2 more JAD suspects & seize IED-making materials, IS flags, etc. The pair is tied to… https://t.co/WL7O9656OQ#Malaysian police arrest 16 terrorism suspects, including 12 Indonesians, plotting a new wave of attacks. 2 of the… https://t.co/jMWR937ng9This is a very thoughtful & balanced assessment of Myanmar's political situation ahead of the 2020 poll by… https://t.co/civcoo90VOInvaluable analysis of Thailand's ISOC transformation since the 2014 coup by @TLHR2014. Strong case to be made that… https://t.co/vUzpAf2NGs
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaLatest kidnap-for-ransom attack off eastern Sabah after 1 of the marine police's "mother ship" anchored off Lahad D… https://t.co/iZ0f4qncOv
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaZachary Abuza (@ZachAbuza), a professor of national security strategy at the National War College in Washington, di… https://t.co/T6ywbT4r2W
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaWhat peace talks? https://t.co/2zYb5POyE6
9/27
2019
This, this and this. I’m still traumatized by all of the harrowing JI/AQ/IS videos I have had to watch. An ASG behe… https://t.co/fKdH81FeuoThis explains so much about #Thailand: "[T]here are approximately 1700 generals out of a total of 360,000 troops, f… https://t.co/IuFwChybuQThis @pwchambers3699 analysis on the #Thai military's annual promotions & factionalism - with all of its political… https://t.co/QCutaUwkCW#Malaysia’s dangerous racial & religious trajectory. @1AmyChew explains the political logic of the nose dive into e… https://t.co/Egv82MI7MsUgly: While ARSA poses little in the way of a military threat to Myanmar, the greater concern continues to be the r… https://t.co/NGY5DuOLlkBad: ARSA has done little to alleviate the suffering of the refugees, but they are working assiduously to consolida… https://t.co/WSuUdBcUbZGood: US offers some $127 million in new humanitarian assistance for the 900k Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Tota… https://t.co/WR4tII23nQThai gov appoints National Security Council Sec Gen, Gen Wallop Raksanoh as new head of gov peace dialogue -effecti… https://t.co/u3mUbkZ4F1
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza#MALAYSIAN police arrest 16 terror suspects comprising 12 #Indonesians, 3 #Malaysians, 1 #Indian national. The Mala… https://t.co/K0d8DxHDTc
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaZachary Abuza (@ZachAbuza), a professor of national security strategy at the National War College in Washington, di… https://t.co/umjGhN2PIo
Retweeted by Zachary AbuzaNow that its caliphate in Iraq and Syria is gone and ISIS is transforming itself into an insurgency, the largely un… https://t.co/kMQE3Lvm76
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9/26
2019
Fun fact, the #Thai military rarely uses helicopters in coup d’etats. But with this new capability the sky’s the li… https://t.co/UDtfZ561I3Look, I hate Abba as much of the next guy, but joining a southern Philippine jihadist group seems excessive. https://t.co/K2sSp7YssiKidnapping deja vu in the east coast of Sabah https://t.co/7gj2CX4IMc via @staronline
Retweeted by Zachary Abuza.@chedetofficial is spot on about this and Malaysia deserves credit for all that they have done for the Rohingya &… https://t.co/5oRgJnKUgp
9/25
2019
There was something to implode? But, yeah. https://t.co/eJR52OrmCTWith 80k, there are as many Chinese as Cambodians in Sihanoukville & Chinese firms account for 90% of FDI. Casinos… https://t.co/6mlEbdx0nL
9/24
2019

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