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2016 in Review Asia Pacific Security

Trends of 2016: Duterte, the Philippines, and the prospect of peace

Duterte’s compromise with the various Moro factions is crucial to stopping the growth of ISIS-linked terrorist organizations in Southeastern Asia.

Asia Pacific Security

Kidnapping risk on the rise in the Philippines

With Indonesian and Malaysian sailors recently being taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a Philippine terrorist group with a long history of kidnap-for-ransom operations, what is the risk

Asia Pacific Security

Peace postponed in the Philippines

The peace process in the Philippines has undergone a significant setback with the failure of Congress to approve a major bill strengthening the autonomy of the Bangsamoro region in Mindanao.