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Rising in the East: A Regional Overview of the Islamic State’s Operations in Southeast Asia

by AMIRA JADOONNAKISSA JAHANBANICHARMAINE WILLIS In 2016, the Islamic State acknowledged a series of pledges from Southeast Asian militant groups by declaring Isnilon Hapilon of the Abu Sayyaf Group to be the regional emir and encouraging local supporters to travel to the Philippines to wage jihad. Since 2016, a wave of Islamic State-linked attacks, including attempted and successful suicide attacks across the region, as well as the Marawi siege in 2017 by Islamic State-linked groups, has raised significant regional security concerns. Critical questions about the growing influence of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, the interconnectedness of Islamic State affiliates, and the risks associated with returning fighters from Iraq and Syria remain unanswered. READ MORE.

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NEW! The Philippines’ New Anti-Terrorism Law: Fighting Terrorism with Justice. Read more. Also read here.

NEW! COVID-19 Pandemic: A Threat To Philippine Security. Read here.

NEW! Three Years After Marawi Siege: Terrorism In The Philippines Persists Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. Read here.

NEW! Terrorism Financing Continues Unabated During the Covid 19 Pandemic. Read herehere and here.

NEW! Terrorism In The Philippines During The Pandemic: Persistent Threats Three Years After Marawi Siege. Read here and here.

NEW! Tackling Abu Sayyaf: Need To Rethink Strategies. Read here.

Terrorism in the Philippines: Threats and Responses Before and After Marawi Siege. Read here.

The Lamitan Bombing and Terrorist Threats in the Philippines. Read here.

One Year After the Liberation of Marawi, Islamic State PH Still Alive. Read here. 

Maute Group and Rise of Family Terrorism. Read here. 

ISIS Threat to Philippine Security. Read here.

ISIS Followers in the Philippines: Threats to Philippine Security. Read here.

ISIS Threats and Followers in the Philippines.Read here.

Current Terrorist Groups and Emerging Extremist Armed Movements in the Southern Philippines: Threats to Philippine National Security. Read here. 

The Pull of Terrorism: A Philippine Case. Read here.

Transnational Islam in the Philippines. Read here.

Organized Crimes Studies. Agenda for Future Research. Read here.

The Abu Sayyaf Group: Threat of Maritime Piracy and Terrorism. Read here. 

Maritime Terrorism in Southeast Asia: The Abu Sayyaf Threat. Read here. 

Suicide Terrorism in the Philippines. Read here.

Media and Terrorism in the Philippines. Read here. 

The Persistence of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Read here or here

The Cost of Terrorism: Bombings by the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines. More here.

The Sources of Abu Sayyaf Resilience in the Southern Philippines. Read here.

The Abu Sayyaf Group: From Mere Banditry to Genuine Terrorism. Read here.


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