No one saw the fighting in Marawi coming. The Philippine government did not anticipate that a few local terrorist groups would do the unthinkable, band together under the ISIS flag and mount a highly-complex military operation in attempting to capture Marawi City in the Philippines. The clash not only reveals the extent and reach of ISIS ideology but also the difficulties to achieve peace in one of the most complex multifaceted conflicts namely the Mindanao Conflict that has existed for centuries.
YPFP invites you to join an exciting and a truly rare event to provide you with in-depth insight on the latest security developments in the Philippines and the impact that ISIS has on the wider-region. Seize the opportunity to further understand the current state of the Philippines in combatting the influence of extremist groups.
This event will explore the following questions:
- What is the impact of ISIS to the region and what are their potential spillover effects?
- What is the impact of the Marawi crisis on the Mindanao Peace Process?
- What is the role of the EU in Mindanao and how can it promote sustainable peace?
Additionally, it will offer you a unique opportunity to engage with key senior experts and actively discuss your ideas on how to develop an effective proportionate response in an increasingly uncertain and multifaceted operational environment.
The following speakers:
- Mr Alistair MacDonald, Former EU Ambassador to the Philippines
- Dr Jeroen Adam, Ghent University, Programme Coordinator, Conflict Research Group
- Dr Stefano Felician Beccari, Policy Advisor, European Parliament
- DG ECHO Representative (TBC)
Join us on 7th November for a truly exciting and unique event.
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