Duncan McCargo

University of Leeds, Professor of Political Science

Duncan McCargo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds and a visiting scholar at Columbia University. His ten books include Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (Cornell 2008) (2009 Bernard Schwartz Book Prize winner), and Mapping National Anxieties: Thailand's Southern Conflict (NIAS 2012).


Situation Report


The present violence in southern Thailand is part of a longstanding conflict in the region but can at its core be framed as ethno-nationalist rather than religious. Duncan McCargo, a professor of Southeast Asian Politics at the University of Leeds takes a look at the context around this and more, as well as providing a detailed overview of the current situation on the ground.

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