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This is a study of Thailand's security policies towards unrest in the three Deep South border provinces of Patani, Yala and Narathiwat. This article will analyze and describe the causes of the conflict between the Thai government and separatist movement. It also explores concepts, strategies and approaches employed by the Thai government in policy implementation and their impact on the situation. The article will illustrate my interpretation for origin, ideology and strategy of the separatist movements in the history of conflict. The last part of this article will explain how the insurgent movement in the Deep South has affected, and continues to affect, life in these southern Thai provinces.



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