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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.

Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
June 23, 2016

Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte

By Luke Hunt
The incoming president faces a vexing problem.
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Agree on New Joint Patrols Amid Kidnappings
May 06, 2016

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Agree on New Joint Patrols Amid Kidnappings

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Patrols part of broader plan to tackle rising maritime security challenges.

Indonesia’s ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’: The Case of Abu Sayyaf
May 03, 2016

Indonesia’s ‘Global Maritime Fulcrum’: The Case of Abu Sayyaf

By Dedi Dinarto
The militant group's activities reveal holes in the implementation of Jakarta's signature policy.
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
April 28, 2016

Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects

By Zachary Abuza
A closer look at a complex and often oversimplified situation.

New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
April 27, 2016

New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink

By Luke Hunt
The beheading of a Canadian hostage should lead the country to reexamine its failed approach.

More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
September 24, 2015

More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines

By Luke Hunt
Law and order continues to be a problem in the country's south.

Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
August 25, 2015

Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Drills focus on maritime security and transnational crime
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
October 02, 2014

ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State

By Luke Hunt
The bloc has finally broken its silence. Can it now contribute to the fight against the terrorist outfit?

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