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Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Can Peace in Mindanao Ever be Achieved?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
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.

Will Peace in Mindanao be Held Hostage by Politics in Congress?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Aquino has taken some bold moves during his presidency in an effort to achieve peace regarding the decades-long dispute over autonomy in Mindanao.

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 the Peace Dividend Last in the Philippines?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Whether this Agreement has real traction and can be duly implemented will be a front burner issue in the 2016 presidential election, and President Aquino has staked significant political capital on achieving lasting peace in Mindanao.

Historic Peace Deal Signed

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 03.27.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culminatio...

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?

Peace Deal Reached With Muslim Rebels After 4 Decades Of Fighting

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four ...

Mindanao's Rebellion: Aquino Is Running Out of Time

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Since serious negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) culminated in the signing of the Framework Agreement between it and the government of the Philippines in 2012, the government had hoped that its decades-long battle with rebel movement in the southern Philippines was drawing to a close.

Philippines Signs Landmark Peace Deal With Muslim Rebels

Reuters | Manuel Mogato | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday that serves as a roa...

16,000 People Flee As Troops And Guerrillas Clash In The Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — More than 16,000 people have fled from four southern Philippine towns where government troops have been battling Muslim gu...

Militants Attack Philippine jail, 31 inmates freed

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Dozens of suspected Islamic militants knocked down a concrete wall and barged into a jail in the volatile southern Philipp...

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" opera...

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

MILF's Problem with MILFs

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

By sticking with its current acronym, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is in a precarious position made famous by the Nixon fundraising organization, the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP).