The upsurge of armed struggle in Malaysia represents one of the lesser noticed repercussions of the 1968 developments in Vietnam and China.
Thai society was profoundly influenced by the wave of struggles throughout the world around 1968 — but there was a slight time-lag, with radicalisation reaching its peak in the 1970s.
In 1968, Suharto's authoritarian New Order regime obliterated the Indonesian Communist Party's efforts to rebuild after the 1965 massacre.
Like US violence in Asia, the symbolic infantilization of Asians has a long history.
Grant Evans and Kelvin Rowley look at the development of communist movements in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and respond to the claims of Western analysts who rooted conflicts between them after 1975 in "traditional" antagonisms.