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In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
March 12, 2019

In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning

By Mathew Bukit
Establishing the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is only the start of the path to peace.

The Changing Dynamics of Islamist Terrorism in Philippines
February 28, 2019

The Changing Dynamics of Islamist Terrorism in Philippines

By Kenneth Yeo Yaoren
The Jolo church bombing might signal a tactical shift from the groups affiliated to the Islamic State.
Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn
June 01, 2018

Mindanao’s Insurgencies Take an Explosive Turn

By Michael Hart
Under rising pressure from the military, Mindanao’s armed groups are increasingly turning to IEDs.

Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy
January 31, 2018

Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy

By Michael Hart
A bolstered security architecture in Sabah and its surrounding waters is having an impact.

Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
November 23, 2017

Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?

By Michael Hart
After the siege of Marawi and Isnilon Hapilon’s death, what is left of Abu Sayyaf?

Mayhem in Marawi
October 29, 2017

Mayhem in Marawi

By Zachary Abuza
Is the Philippines up to the task of handling the latest wave of Islamist terrorism?

Why Another Philippines Terrorist Attack Is Coming
July 06, 2017

Why Another Philippines Terrorist Attack Is Coming

By Zachary Abuza
Another Marawi-like siege is likely to occur.
Asia's Deadly Pirates
June 21, 2017

Asia's Deadly Pirates

By Neil Thompson
Asia sees more kidnappings and armed robberies at sea than anywhere else in the world.

Martial Law Comes to Mindanao
May 30, 2017

Martial Law Comes to Mindanao

By Jeoffrey Maitem
Glimpses of the Philippines' offensive against militants in Marawi City.

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

By Rob Attwell
Kidnappings in the region highlight the complex links between poverty, crime, militancy, and terrorist financing. 

Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
September 20, 2016

Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage

By Luke Hunt
Abu Sayyaf finally releases another captive.
Why the Philippines Needs More Than Just Military Upgrades
July 11, 2016

Why the Philippines Needs More Than Just Military Upgrades

By Jay Tristan Tarriela and Jeffrey Ordaniel
Modernizing the Coast Guard is an urgent (but neglected) task for the archipelagic state.

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