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Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on global security, threats in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna about security in Southeast Asia and the global implications of threats in the region. Gunaratna chronicled the rise of Al-Qaeda in his 2002 book  Inside Al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror . Shortly after that, he moved to Singapore and helped create the  International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research  within the ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 13th, 2018

EU official pushes closer security cooperation with SEA

MANILA, Philippines - Closer security cooperation between Southeast Asia and Europe has become more urgent in the face of common global threats, particularly.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2017

Returning IS fighters to regroup in Philippines

BATTLE-HARDENED Southeast Asian Islamic State (IS) fighters returning from the Middle East following the group's setbacks are expected to rebase in the southern Philippines, a security conference heard Tuesday. Instability and the easy flow of weapons have made Mindanao and nearby Philippine islands attractive to extremist groups, said speakers at the Milipol conference on homeland security in Singapore. &'8220;Currently, IS is moving towards creating a territory in southern Philippines. The most recent communication issued by IS has announced that they have formally declared an East Asia division of IS in the southern Philippines,&'8221; counter-terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna told the conference. &'8220;Our forecast for 2017 is that the threat in this region will grow because of the creation of an IS nucleus in the southern Philippines,&'8221; added Gunaratna. &'8220;The instability in the southern Philippines and the availability of weapons, internal displacement, refugee flows&' create the ripe conditions for foreign terrorists to come,&'8221; he told AFP after his speech. Singapore's Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam also told the conference that the southern Philippines &'8220;is becoming an area that is difficult to control despite the best efforts of the Philippine government&'8221;. &'8220;So that is an area that can serve as a sanctuary for returning fighters from the Middle East. It can be a place where would-be terrorists can go&' they can train, arms seem to move fairly easily into that area,&'8221; Shanmugam added. Parts of Southeast Asia have long struggled with Islamic militancy. Hundreds of radicals from the region, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, have flocked to join IS in Iraq and Syria. But as IS suffers battlefield setbacks, officials and analysts fear these fighters would return to their home region. Southeast Asia suffered its first IS-linked attack in January last year when extremists launched a deadly suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta. In Mindanao, which has long battled a Muslim insurgency, a handful of groups have sworn allegiance to IS. (AFP) 51&'160;total views, 51&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2017

Rappler Talk: Orlando Mercado on rethinking national security threats

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Monday, August 6, at 3 pm MANILA, Philippines – Security concerns were again raised after an explosion rocked Lamitan City in Basilan on July 31,  killing 10 people, including a child . Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the blast ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Warning up on diverse, intricate cyber threats this year

      As digital technologies continue to disrupt the cyberspace, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions has advised organizations to prepare against varied and sophisticated cyber threats this year.       In the recently held 5th National Anti-Cybercrime Summit, spearheaded by the Philippine National Police -- Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG), Nap Castillo, Fortinet's regional pre-sales consultant for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, said that as business organizations and individuals increasingly rely on technology for their daily activities, they also expose themselves to many dangers lurking online...Keep on reading: Warning up on diverse, intricate cyber threats this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Rappler Talk: What do the Indonesia terror attacks mean for Southeast Asia?

Bookmark this page to watch the interview with Zachary Abuza at 8 pm on Wednesday, May 16 MANILA, Philippines – Over the course of 24 hours, Surabaya, Indonesia suffered a series of terror attacks – 5 in total. Perhaps what was most shocking, however, was that all 5 suicide bombings were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

U.S. intel agencies say Duterte a regional threat in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines – US intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the "regional threats" to US national security in Southeast Asia as democracy in the region is expected to "remain fragile" this year.  "In the Philippines, President Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

US Intelligence Community: Duterte is one of threats to democracy in Southeast Asia

President Rodrigo Duterte was listed as one of Southeast Asian leaders that pose a threat to democracy and human rights, according to the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. The US Intelligence Community is a federation of 16 government agencies that work separately and together to conduct intelligence to support the foreign policy and national security of the US. Last Feb. 12, Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence of the US, released the unclassified report, a PDF copy of which available online. "In the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to wage his signature campaign against drugs, corruption, and crime. Duterte has suggested h...Keep on reading: US Intelligence Community: Duterte is one of threats to democracy in Southeast Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Rappler Talk: US national security adviser on Trump s PH visit

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa in her recent trip to the US sat down with US national security adviser H.R. McMaster to discuss President Donald Trump's first visit to the Philippines later this week. (READ: Trump Asia tour to focus on actions 'short of war' vs North Korea ) The Philippines is the last leg of Trump's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Rappler Talk: Sidney Jones on the effect of the Marawi siege on terrorism in Southeast Asia - Rappler

Rappler Talk: Sidney Jones on the effect of the Marawi siege on terrorism in Southeast Asia - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Rappler Talk: Sidney Jones on the effect of the Marawi siege on terrorism in Southeast Asia

Rappler Talk: Sidney Jones on the effect of the Marawi siege on terrorism in Southeast Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

TV Buddhas, Bakelite robots and the subversively entertaining art of Nam June Paik

The international exhibit "Nam June Paik in Manila," which will open today at 6 p.m. at Len Gallery's new premises at Corinthian Plaza in Legazpi Village, Makati, will afford the Philippines and Southeast Asia a first-hand experience of the prescient, highly compelling art of the late Korean-American artist who's generally acknowledged as the "Father of Video Art." Nam June Paik (1932 -2006) was ahead of any artist to tap into video technology and explore its potentials for global connectivity and multiart interactivity and the signification and meanings all this could generate. Nam was a leader of the global avant-garde and with George Maciunas and Joseph Beuys, formed the...Keep on reading: TV Buddhas, Bakelite robots and the subversively entertaining art of Nam June Paik.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

PH ranked 5th best economy in Southeast Asia

The Philippines ranked 56th out of 149 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Report, while also ranking the 5th most competitive economy in Southeast Asia. This is according to the report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Duterte leaves for Asean leaders’ meet in Bali

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night left the country to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Leaders' Gathering in Bali, Indonesia. Duterte left Awanag Airport in Maguindanao at 6:17 p.m. The President is set to meet with the leaders of the nine-member states of Asean on October 11. READ: Duterte to meet with Asean leaders in Bali "The President will address the meeting and highlight the need to sustain inclusive and sustainable growth and development for all through stronger regional and global cooperation and greater security and stability," Malacaang said in a statement. The Palace said the President would meet with Asean leaders to discuss...Keep on reading: Duterte leaves for Asean leaders’ meet in Bali.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Rappler Talk: Future-proofing young Filipinos through innovation, social enterprise

MANILA, Philippines – A recent study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said that half of the jobs in Southeast Asian countries will be at high risk of being affected by automation. This is echoed by the Institute for the Future, which predicted that 85% of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Rappler Talk: Why strategic coaching matters

As today’s global and tech-driven economy continues to evolve, new leadership skills are needed as new challenges emerge. The developments in technology and an adapting workforce that's increasingly mobile and independent has forced organizations to change the way they run their business. When you find employees who possess the leadership and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

S& P: Policy shifts after 2019 polls may affect Philippine infra development

Policy actions influenced by elections and political shifts can create “greater uncertainties” for infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, according to S&P Global Ratings, which also expects the region’s infrastructure development to “slow down” over the next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

ANI, VINAFOOD ink $1-B annual rice import deal

Listed AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI) has signed an exclusive deal with Vietnam Southern Food Corporation -- VINAFOOD II, to import two million metric tons of rice to the Philippines starting this year valued close to US$1-billion. In a Memorandum of Agreement signed by ANI President and CEO Antonio Tiu and VINAFOOD General Director Nguyen Ngoc Nam over the weekend, Vietnam's largest grains exporter agreed to exclusively supply long grain rice to ANI to help address supply issues in the Philippines. VINAFOOD II is a state-owned corporation duly designated and assigned by the government of Vietnam to export rice and help achieve food security in Southeast Asia. In a disclosure to the Phili...Keep on reading: ANI, VINAFOOD ink $1-B annual rice import deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Asean military spending not really about China

H NI -- Although Southeast Asia countries are spending more on military defense equipment, it doesn't mean they are increasing the risk of conflict in the region, according to Tim Huxley, Executive Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.   Speaking at a session on understanding Asia's new balance of power, one of the activities as part of the 2018 World Economic Forum on Asean in H Ni, Huxley revealed some surprising numbers on regional arms spending.   In 2017, Southeast Asian countries spend more than US$39 billion on defense. According to Felix Heiduk from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, total defense spendi...Keep on reading: Asean military spending not really about China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

US nat’l security adviser: International Criminal Court ‘already dead to us’

WASHINGTON --- America's long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan. National security adviser John Bolton on Monday denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court, which was created in 2002 to prosecute war crimes and crimes of humanity and genocide in areas where perpetrators might not otherwise face justice. The court has 123 state parties that recognize its jurisdiction. Bolton's speech, on the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack, c...Keep on reading: US nat’l security adviser: International Criminal Court ‘already dead to us’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

US relationship with ICC crashes under Trump

WASHINGTON--- America's long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan. National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court, which was created in 2002 to prosecute war crimes and crimes of humanity and genocide in areas where perpetrators might not otherwise face justice. It has 123 state parties that recognize its jurisdiction. Bolton's speech, on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, ca...Keep on reading: US relationship with ICC crashes under Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018