What We're Reading

May 2020 | Unpacking Violent Extremism in the Philippines

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from our policy note, "Unpacking Violent Extremism: Dynamics in the Philippines." In this note, Joseph Franco discusses how overstating the importance of foreign ideology in driving conflict in the Philippines obscures localized drivers that must be addressed to prevent further violence. To enhance the policy note, Mr. Franco suggests readings on the non-ideological roots of conflict in Mindanao, on indigenous sources of political violence in the Philippines, on resentment over the aftermath of the Battle for Marawi, and on criticism of the IS “second front” narrative. 

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International Alert
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2018-07-01
The year 2017 was a turning point in the magnitude of violent conflict in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, amplified by the astonishing increase in conflict deaths due to the war...
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International Alert
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2019-07-01
Peace, it is said, does not happen overnight. Yet what happened in the Bangsamoro from 2017 to 2018 is probably the closest we can get to an overnight leap from war and uncertainty to pea...
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Wilfredo Torres III
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2014-06-01
This volume presents several studies on feuding or clan conflict, popularly known in Mindanao as rido. This effort is the result of a coordinated research conducted by Mindanao-based civi...
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Joseph Franco
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2017-06-01
Philippine-based militants led by Isnilon Hapilon are continuing their efforts to build an Islamic State presence in Central Mindanao. The Battle for Marawi has demonstrated how conflict-...