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Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy
January 31, 2018
Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy
A bolstered security architecture in Sabah and its surrounding waters is having an impact.
Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
November 23, 2017
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
After the siege of Marawi and Isnilon Hapilon’s death, what is left of Abu Sayyaf?
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
Mayhem in Marawi
October 29, 2017
Mayhem in Marawi
Is the Philippines up to the task of handling the latest wave of Islamist terrorism?
Mayhem in Marawi
Why Another Philippines Terrorist Attack Is Coming
July 06, 2017
Why Another Philippines Terrorist Attack Is Coming
Another Marawi-like siege is likely to occur.
Why Another Philippines Terrorist Attack Is Coming
Asia's Deadly Pirates
June 21, 2017
Asia's Deadly Pirates
Asia sees more kidnappings and armed robberies at sea than anywhere else in the world.
Asia's Deadly Pirates
Martial Law Comes to Mindanao
May 30, 2017
Martial Law Comes to Mindanao
Glimpses of the Philippines' offensive against militants in Marawi City.
Martial Law Comes to Mindanao
Criminals With a Cause: The Crime-Terror Nexus in the Southern Philippines
April 11, 2017
Criminals With a Cause: The Crime-Terror Nexus in the Southern Philippines
Kidnappings in the region highlight the complex links between poverty, crime, militancy, and terrorist financing. 
Criminals With a Cause: The Crime-Terror Nexus in the Southern Philippines
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
September 20, 2016
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
Abu Sayyaf finally releases another captive.
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
Why the Philippines Needs More Than Just Military Upgrades
July 11, 2016
Why the Philippines Needs More Than Just Military Upgrades
Modernizing the Coast Guard is an urgent (but neglected) task for the archipelagic state.
Why the Philippines Needs More Than Just Military Upgrades
Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
June 23, 2016
Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
The incoming president faces a vexing problem.
Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Agree on New Joint Patrols Amid Kidnappings
May 06, 2016
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Agree on New Joint Patrols Amid Kidnappings
Patrols part of broader plan to tackle rising maritime security challenges.
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Agree on New Joint Patrols Amid Kidnappings
Indonesia’s ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’: The Case of Abu Sayyaf
May 03, 2016
Indonesia’s ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’: The Case of Abu Sayyaf
The militant group's activities reveal holes in the implementation of Jakarta's signature policy.
Indonesia’s ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’: The Case of Abu Sayyaf
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
April 28, 2016
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
A closer look at a complex and often oversimplified situation.
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
April 27, 2016
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
The beheading of a Canadian hostage should lead the country to reexamine its failed approach.
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
September 24, 2015
More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
Law and order continues to be a problem in the country's south.
More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
August 25, 2015
Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
Drills focus on maritime security and transnational crime
Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
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