Ken Conboy, an experienced writer and security analyst in Indonesia, has written this discursive study of the origins and activities of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the terrorist organisation active in Indonesia and other Asian countries. Interviews, public documents and classified material have contributed to the account of the context of the movement and its deadly campaign against Western interests and secular authorities. The personalities of Hambali (Nurjaman bin Isamuddin) and other JI activists, the movement's financing, relations with Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, the major terrorist attacks of Bali 2002, the Marriott 2004 and Bali 2005, Indonesia's counter-terrorism actions, and likely future scenarios are all explored in disquieting and measured terms. With black and white photographs and index.
The Second Front: Inside Asia's Most Dangerous Terrorist Network