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Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

Declare War On America's Enemies, Not The Rest Of The World

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress should approve future military action only when Washington has no alternative course to protect America--its territory, people, or constitutional liberties.

ISIS's Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

Anne Speckhard | Posted 04.29.2017 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

ISIS defectors we have been interviewing in our ISIS Defectors Interview Project have been telling us that one of the many reasons that they became disenchanted with ISIS was that their leaders were directly negotiating and selling oil to their enemy, Bashar al-Assad.

The Enemy of My Enemy: Russia and the Kurds Reshape the Syrian Civil War

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Kurdish YPG Militia in Kobani Syria's Kurds are on a roll. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a loose coalition consisting primarily of the Kurdish ...

4 Hostages Appear In New Video Linked To Philippine Terrorist Group

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

In a video posted to YouTube Monday, four people who were kidnapped last month from a resort in the southern Philippines appear to be held hostage by ...

Top ISIS Leader In Syria Killed In U.S. Raid

Reuters | Will Dunham and Tom Perry | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) - U.S special forces killed a man identified as a senior Islamic State leader during a raid into Syria, U.S. offic...

German Hostage Says Being Held In Hole By Philippine Islamists

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - One of two Germans held captive by an Islamist militant group in the Philippines said on ...

Philippine Islamist Militants Threaten To Behead German Hostage

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

MANILA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militants in the Philippines said on Thursday they will kill one of two German captives on Oct. 1...

Is This What Terror War Success Looks Like?

William Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What does success against jihadist terrorist groups look like? For all the talk of a Forever War, we might just have an answer now.

Can 'Peace' Last in the Philippines?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can the latest Framework Agreement create meaningful political space and perceived political participation that is inclusive enough for Christians and Muslims alike in the governance of resource-rich Mindanao?

Mopping Up Abu Sayyaf

The Diplomat | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

The mopping up of Islamic militants in Southeast Asia continues. Philippine authorities have arrested Adzhar Mawalil, an Abu Sayyaf gunman linked to t...

Isolated in Federal Communication Management Units, Silenced Voices Need Ours

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stepanian

When it was hard for me to find vegan food in prison Abu-Sayyaf used to bring food to the bars at the front of my jail cell. He knew I was a strict ve...

Teacher Beheaded By Militants In Philippines

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in the southern Philippines say the severed head of a kidnapped schoolteacher has been found in a bag at a petrol station....

Philippines Clashes With Separatists Abu Sayyaf Kill Dozens

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Military officials in the Philippines say at least 23 soldiers have been killed after government forces launched what they called a "decisive" operati...

A Missed Opportunity for Democracy

Camille Eiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camille Eiss

If Obama wants the Philippines to serve as a leader for ASEAN and "punch above its weight" in the world, it first needs to strengthen its democracy at home.

Rebels Threaten To Behead Red Cross Worker In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, March 18 (Reuters) - The leader of an Islamist rebel group which kidnapped three Red Cross officers in the southern Philippines threatened on ...