20 years after 9/11, is Southeast Asia’s feared militant group Jemaah Islamiah on the cusp of a revival?

The world changed forever after September 11. Suspicion and security trumped trust and privacy, and another attack seemed imminent. It came more than a year later, in Southeast Asia, in a chilling reminder of the insidious reach of extremism.On October 12, 2002, Jemaah Islamiah (JI) – the Southeast Asian branch of al-Qaeda, the terrorist group behind the attacks in the United States – set off a series of bombs on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. Two of the explosives were detonated in the…


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