Following the recent murder of Canadian Robert Hall by Abu Sayyaf militants, Catherine Gao takes a look at ransom payments and the ethical and strategic dilemmas they create.
Terrorism as a Business Model: Abu Sayyaf’s Operations in the Philippines
Michael Kang looks at the financing methods of terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf and their links to organized crime.
Land Reclamation in the South China Sea, Beijing Continues to Assert Historic Claims
John Pollock examines the increasingly assertive maritime role of China in the South China Sea and the historical prism through which Beijing approaches the region.
I’m a Steamroller Baby, and I Wear Camo Too
Victoria examines the role of women in the military through an interactive presentation. Take a virtual stroll through several countries and learn about the women who are shattering stereotypes.
Deal in the Southern Philippines: Why Now?
Daniel Bodirsky examines the impetus behind breakthroughs in the Southern Philippines’ peace process.