TARGET. The Starbucks coffee shop in Jakarta attacked by terrorists last week. File photo by Rappler
Here are 4 reasons why last week’s attacks mark a significant development in the threat landscape of Southeast Asia
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2016) — I knew the neighborhood of last week’s Jakarta attacks well because for nearly 20 years, I worked in that building. That was “our” Starbucks.
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In the age of ISIS and lone wolf attacks, is it even helpful to distinguish between what are ‘ISIS-directed’ and ‘ISIS-inspired’ activities?
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — ISIS or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as IS, ISIL, or its loose Arabic acronym, Da’esch, is set to exploit homegrown conflicts in Southeast Asia, Continue reading
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New video released on January 4, 2016 shows consolidation of extremist groups pledging allegiance to ISIS in the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 10, 2016) — The Islamic State in Syria & Iraq, also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL, or Da’esch, its loose arabic acronym, may soon declare a wilayat or province in the southern Philippines. If so, it would be the first recognized satellite extension of the caliphate in Southeast Asia.