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1 Philippines: The War on Terror Name Institution Course Date
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2 Abstract Terrorism is a global problem that affects every country, big or small. Philippines also suffers from the scourge of terrorism with widespread violence and terror attacks reported in every corner of the country. The state of Mindanao is one such state that has been brought to its knees by the scourge of terrorism. In this regard, the following paper reviews the current methods used by the Philippines government in collaboration with the Mindanao authorities to restore and maintain stability in the failed state of Mindanao. In this regard, the analysis evaluates the effectiveness of the current methodologies used in combating terrorism. Of particular emphasis is the analysis of the effectiveness of using martial law in combating terrorism in the region, as well as reviewing whether martial law has any long-term benefits in eradicating terrorism in Mindanao. The paper also explores different approaches that are recommendable to the Philippines authorities that would contribute significantly to the elimination of the terrorism problems in Mindanao. Finally, the paper analyzed the impact of the population size of Mindanao in the implementation of martial law for the purposes of combating terrorism in the region. Key Words: Terrorism, War on Terror, Weak State, Political Instability, Martial Law
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3 Table of Contents Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………….. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………… Current Methods Used To Combat Terrorism in Mindanao……………………………… ...... Effectiveness of Martial Law in Combating Terrorism in Mindanao………………………… The Long-Term Effects of Using Martial Law to Suppress Terrorism in Mindanao………… Recommendations on the Future Elimination of Terrorism Problems in Mindanao………….. Impact of the Population on the Implementation Processes of Martial Law in Mindanao……. Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………….. Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………………
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4 Introduction Philippines has several islands that make up a state. Mindanao is one of these states. It sits as the second largest island in the country, located at the southern side. It is a major island in Philippines with considerable population of over 20 million people 1 . Some of the key cities and most populous in Mindanao include Davao City at over 1.5 million residents, Zamboanga city at over 0.8 million people, and General Santos City at over 0.5 million people. Islam is a major religion in the south western part of the Island, especially among Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Maguindanao provinces, which are under the ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao). As such, these areas record a significant presence of Muslims. Notably so, these
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