The “war on drugs” campaign of Rodrigo Duterte and appropriate transitional justice to meet the investigation of the crimes Author: Jenny Brömel This is Jennilyn Olayres holding her partner Michael Siaron, 30. He was “a pedicab driver, who was shot dead and killed by unidentified riding in tandem suspects” (Lerma,
David Gorman responds to the recent violence in Mindanao, Philippines, calling attention to the political context that has allowed for and encouraged clan violence and civilian militias, as well as efforts by Sulu politicians and international organizations, such as the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue to reduce armed violence in the
Indonesia’s Move against Terrorism Author: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Jha Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 02/15/2006 Category: Special Report Jemaah Islamiyah (or Al Jamaa’ah Al Islamiyah – Islamic Group) is a radical Islamic network active in Australia and southeast Asia. An Al-Qaida linked group that has been blamed
The management of the Spratly Islands conflict: Success or failure? Author: Sopheada Phy Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 06/02/2009 Category: Analysis II The Spratly Islands are situated in the South China Sea, one of the largest continental shelves in the world, which is abundant in resources such
Daryl Dano explores tensions between religious and secular approaches to population growth, sexual health care, and women's rights in the Philippines, focusing particularly on the promotion of comdom use as a peace initiative in the country.
Noriko Hashimoto discusses the prolonged conflict between the government of the Philippines and the communist rebel group, New People's Army. After giving an overview of the long and tragic history, focusing primarily on the presidencies of Ramos and Arroyo, Hashimoto looks to the underlying factors of poverty and land distribution,
In the early 2000s, mining companies and environmental groups launched competing advocacy campaigns to sway local opinion on the commencement of mining operations on Rapu-Rapu Island in the Philippines. Ultimately, pro-mining advocacy was more effective, and the local people and environment were subjected to tailings spillage and other damages in
Kyi Kyi Seinn discusses ASEAN Vision 2020, and looks beneath the rhetoric of peace and harmony to reveal the tensions of economic exploitation and international migration. She argues that the significant power imbalances between the original ASEAN 6 countries and the newer, less developed member states (Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,