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ИГИЛ в Юго-Восточной Азии в современной американской политике

Демиденко С. В., Канаев Е. А.

A quasi-state - Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) is turning into a new “Jihad university” for radical Islamists over the world including South-East Asia. In the effort to resist the growing influence of ISIS in the region and to enlist the support of external partners ASEAN leaders counts on the support of the USA. However Washington does not provide dedicated support for the efforts of ASEAN, which is promoting the global movement of moderates. Objectively there is little reason to expect such support in the future. The reason is obvious – the ISIS influence in SEA perfectly meets the US policy priority in the Asia-Pacific region, the aim of which is to fortify American leadership, with one of the tools of it being “controlled chaos” in the interests of the U.S.