February 05, 2021
Deconstructing Abu Sayyaf’s Resilience to Counter-Insurgency Operations
By Michael Van Ginkel
The insurgency has been remarkably resilient. How has it been able to survive the government's counter-insurgency operations?
June 20, 2019
New Fishermen Kidnapping Heightens Security Fears in Borneo
By Eileen Ng
After a short lull, a raid on fishing boats sparked renewed concerns about kidnap-for-ransom groups in waters off the island.
January 29, 2019
20 Dead After Bombing of Cathedral in Southern Philippines
By Associated Press
Over 100 were also wounded in the double bomb attack on Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo.
October 25, 2018
A Year After Marawi, What’s Left of ISIS in the Philippines?
By Michael Hart
What became of the ISIS-linked groups in Mindanao after the Marawi siege?
August 18, 2017
What Laos Taught the CIA
By Mong Palatino
The Agency's role in the country is a reminder that suspicion about U.S. intervention in the region is not without basis.
August 09, 2017
A Trial Balloon Over Mindanao: The Philippines Weighs US UCAVs in Counterinsurgency
By Blanchard E. Neuman
Would U.S. unmanned combat aerial vehicles change the game in Mindanao counterinsurgency?
August 03, 2017
Why Vietnam Must Fight the Islamic State Terror Threat
By Zachary Abuza
The threat presents both challenges and opportunities that Hanoi cannot ignore.
July 12, 2017
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Rodrigo Duterte's entry into the Philippine presidency in June 2016 carried important geopolitical consequences.
June 10, 2017
Duterte Must Move Beyond Martial Law to Counter Terrorism in the Philippines
By Zachary Abuza
The president needs a more comprehensive strategy if his administration is to make meaningful progress.
September 20, 2016
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
By Luke Hunt
Abu Sayyaf finally releases another captive.
August 03, 2016
Interview: Zachary Abuza on ISIS in Asia
By Shannon Tiezzi, Huang Nan, and Zhang Juan
A closer look at the threat Islamic State poses to the Asia-Pacific.
May 05, 2016
Abductions at Sea: A 3-Way Security Challenge for Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
By Jacqueline Espenilla
As Southeast Asian pirates turn to abductions, what can regional states do?