The Sulu Arms Market: National Responses to a Regional Problem

The Sulu Arms Market National Responses to a Regional Problem Situated in a remote area long a historical buffer zone between competing political entities the Sulu Arms Market is an illicit market of a typical form in that it is both a source and a destination

  • Title: The Sulu Arms Market: National Responses to a Regional Problem
  • Author: Lino Miani
  • ISBN: 9789814311113
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sulu Arms Market: National Responses to a Regional Problem

    Situated in a remote area long a historical buffer zone between competing political entities, the Sulu Arms Market is an illicit market of a typical form in that it is both a source and a destination for less than legal guns What makes the Sulu market unique is its longevity which is measured in centuries In modern times, guns from the area supply conflicts and crime froSituated in a remote area long a historical buffer zone between competing political entities, the Sulu Arms Market is an illicit market of a typical form in that it is both a source and a destination for less than legal guns What makes the Sulu market unique is its longevity which is measured in centuries In modern times, guns from the area supply conflicts and crime from Japan to Sri Lanka to Papua New Guinea and beyond and in turn the world pours guns and ammunition into Mindanao, the Maluku Molucca Islands, and to a lesser extent, Malaysia and the rest of the Philippines Like most black arms pipelines, the Sulu Arms Market is intertwined with piracy, terrorism, and the traffic of other illicit commodities Criminal gangs, communists, Moro independence groups, and Islamic militants are all major players in the market, making it a security problem for at least five member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN.

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    1. Doug Peterson

      Superb study of this crucial sub-region; crucial, not because it is the center of Southeast Asia's economic potential, but because it is on the periphery, and therefore easily exploited for elicit trafficking.Trafficking in guns, drugs, and humans is rapidly becoming a destabilizing force, threatening the security, and even the sovereignty, of some nations.Albert Einstein once said, if I were given one hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes diagnosing the problem, then one minute solvi [...]

    2. Joe

      A concise yet comprehensive take on the issue of small arms proliferation in the Sulu Zone. Contains a lot of unexpected historical tidbits such as the purchase of arms by the CPP-NPA from the North Koreans!

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