Remember Southeast Asia?
Terrorism Unveiled's Minerva wisely suggests Don't Forget Southeast Asia.
Second is the continued importance of Southeast Asia. Al-Qaida senior leadership arguably saw Southeast Asia as a second front in the global jihad. Iraq obviously has supplanted Southeast Asia as a region of concern, but with al-Qaida, historical interest usually means a future interest, when the time is right. One only has to look at Oplan Bojinka to note not only the importance of Southeast Asia but also al-Qaida's tendency to revisit and adapt old plots.