Myanmar’s Rohingya Conflict Intensifies

On 25 August, a group of Rohingya fighters launched a coordinated two-day attack on police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state....


ISIS in the Philippines? The Marawi Battle Intensifies

The raising of ISIS’ black flag over the city sent a strong message that despite setbacks in the Levant, the jihadi group remains ...


How Jihadis are Exploiting the Rohingya Crisis

With Islamist militant groups co-opting the cause of the persecuted Muslim minority, the crisis in Myanmar could escalate into reg...


The Changing Face of Conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The recent Rohingya insurgency and subsequent government response mark a qualitative change from earlier Buddhist-Muslim clashes i...

Myanmar troops on patrol in Rakhine state.

The President vs. Abu Sayyaf: Three Months of Duterte

Since coming to power in June, the Philippines' president has set his sights on the Islamist militant group....


What is Abu Sayyaf?

As a peace agreement for Muslim Mindanao inches its way through the parliament of the Philippines, the Islamist militant group Abu...


How Elections in the Philippines Will Affect the Peace Process

The US and Manila's other allies support a firm resolution to the separatist war over Mindanao, but will Islamist militant groups ...


Indonesian Attacks Follow ISIS Warning Signs

Eight people were killed in the Indonesian capital Jakarta following a series of targeted explosions....


What Next After Myanmar's Elections?

Myanmar's general election took place on 8 November 2015, amid concerns over the status of ethnic and religious minorities.


Thailand's Insurgency Grinds On

The militant Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand continues to rumble on, with renewed sporadic violence in 2015....


Stalling Peace in the Philippines

There is growing unease in the Philippines as the long-awaited peace process for Muslim Mindanao stalls once again, amid fears tha...


Who are the Rohingya?

The plight of Rohingya Muslim migrants from Myanmar has gained worldwide attention as they seek refuge in neighbouring countries, ...


Politics, Religion and ISIS in Malaysia

As the global threat from ISIS continues to grow, Malaysia and other South East Asian countries face the challenge of how to deal ...


Briefing Note: Philippines Peace Process One Year On

As the Philippine military halts operations against Islamist separatists in Mindanao, over 120,000 people have been internally dis...


Myanmar: Religious Tensions Remain

As ethnic and religious tensions in Myanmar continue, the United Nations reports on a worrying situation in the country which show...