Philippines








Why Duterte is right to apply martial law

Gunfights continue on the streets of Marawi as Philippine forces struggle to contain a terrorist insurgency led by IS-loyalists. Duterte has proclaimed martial law but his opponents fear a return to the dark days of the Marcos administration.



Philippines, a nation under siege?

As the situation in Marawi begins to wind down, the Philippines and Southeast Asian region must brace themselves for newer problems. President Duterte must look beyond the military formula to bring lasting peace to Mindanao.