Philippines

Considered the “Islamic Fringe” by Muslim coreligionists, S.E. Asian Muslims embraced secular pursuits and have shunned the radical variants of Islam common in the Middle East.

Journal Article | March 19, 2017 08:17 AM | Comments(1)

U.S. vital interests need to be addressed through strong relationships and alliances. The U.S. cannot be content to rely on past goodwill and must actively build and nurture its ties within the...

Journal Article | May 22, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(20)

The Army has an unfortunate tradition of considering insurgent conflict a sideshow effort and relegating the study of insurgencies to the fringes of military science. The Philippines campaign is a...

Journal Article | April 26, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments(7)

If we ignore village life – or try to bend it to our view of what it should be – we will fail in Afghanistan as we did in Vietnam.

Journal Article | April 11, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(2)

One consistently wrong—but always convenient—prediction has been the improbability of ground wars and the declining utility of ground forces.

Journal Article | April 9, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(26)

The “U.S. in the Lead” COIN approach usually fails where security force assistance could succeed.

Journal Article | April 5, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(17)

Despite success at degrading Philippine terrorist networks, much of the security gains have been transitory, while the underlying socio-economic problems in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago...

Journal Article | February 12, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(8)

The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army is struggling for survival.

ESOC identifies, compiles, and analyzes micro-level conflict data and information on insurgency, civil war, and other sources of politically motivated violence worldwide.

Journal Article | January 3, 2013 04:30 AM | Comments(15)

This diplomatic triumph is due in large part to legal advances in international relations, peace processes, mediation and conflict resolution designed and applied by Western powers in other...

Journal Article | October 22, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(6)

Throughout its existence beginning in the early 1990s, ASG has waffled back and forth between criminality and terrorism. 

Journal Article | September 26, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(7)

Pershing's leadership attributes and willingness to understand and work through the Moro culture achieved success in a complex operational environment.