The Challenge of Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), which has for over two decades terrorized a wide section of the island of Mindanao and beyond from its island bases in Sulu and Basilan, has once again been in the news.  Despite the claims of the government that it has only ... Read More...

The Jakarta Attack and Indonesian Terrorism

Two weeks after the terrorist attack in front of the Sarinah Department Store in central Jakarta, a clearer picture is emerging of the key figures behind the operation and its significance for Indonesian ji... Read More...

Jakarta Attack Linked to ISIS, Indonesians Defiant

The explosions that rocked downtown Jakarta on Jan. 14 were hardly a surprise. They are the logical outcome of links maintained by Indonesian jihadis that police intelligence units have  been tracking ever since they began their exodus to support the fundament... Read More...

Gauging the ISIS Threat in Indonesia

Concern is rising in Jakarta that Indonesia could be the first Southeast Asian nation hit by an Islamic State-style attack from the 100-odd Islamic fighters who have returned from the Middle East in recent mo... Read More...