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A Premature Peace Deal in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Edsel Tupaz

Following a number of recent setbacks in the elusive search for a lasting peace in Mindanao, the Philippine Congress is trying to rush the passage of the Bangsamoro 'Basic Law' -- a major component of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro -- in the hope of enacting the law prior to a mandatory adjournment of the Congress next month.

Can Peace in Mindanao Ever be Achieved?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
Daniel Wagner

President Aquino has been determined to end four decades of insurgency before stepping down in 2016, but there is now considerable doubt about whether he, or any successor, can be successful in achieving peace, given the ability of any variety of non-state actors to derail the process.

Can 'Peace' Last in the Philippines?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.05.2014 | Home
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?