Southern Philippines

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet: A Model for Asia?

On October 9, 2015 the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for “its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia.” At the time of the Nobel Committee’s announcement the National Dialogue Quartet, which was comprised of…

SEMINAR: The Peace Process in the Southern Philippines: Challenges and Prospects

The armed conflict in the Southern Philippines started around 1970 mainly as the Moro (Islamized indigenous people of the Southern Philippines) began to claim their right to self-determination. It has become one of the longest armed conflicts in the world today. In order to bring an end to the fighting, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed to a roadmap to establish a new autonomous government, named the Bangsamoro government, by 2016. However