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Latest update : 2017-05-30

Martial law under Duterte: The fight against Islamists in the Philippines (part 1)

As Islamic State group militants find themselves on the backfoot in Syria and Iraq, could they really be trying to carve out territory in the Philippines? Militants stormed Marawa City in the south, flying the black flag of the IS group. President Duterte has imposed martial law in the region and intends to extend it to the entire country. Would such an extension be justified? Could he be following in the footsteps of the Marcos dictatorship?

Click here for PART TWO. 

Produced by Charles WENTE, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Richard J HEYDARIAN

Columnist, Analyst, Author of "Asia's New Battlefield"

Wilson LEE FLORES

Columnist for Philippine Star newspaper

Sherif ELGEBEILY

Director, Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security

Zachary ABUZA

Southeast Asian politics and security issues professor, National War College in Washington DC

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2017-11-22 Lebanon

Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

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2017-11-21 Libya

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

A slave auction - in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN, confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony: that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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