ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS- South-East Asia Elusive Security

STABILITY and security have not been the lot of South-East Asia, There is an ancient Confucian tale which concludes that it is better to retire to the jungles and defy the fierce tiger than to live with a tyrannical emperor. A lot of South-East Asians take this Confucian dictum seriously and retire to the jungles. The only difference is that they do not defy the tiger so much as organise insurgencies against the tyrannical emperor. The history of South-East Asia for the last quarter of a century and more testifies to this. The greater the tyranny and oppression, the fiercer the warfare in the jungles.

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