EES doctoral faculty, Dr. Nerve Macaspac (CSI) has just published an article with co-authors, Dr. George Andreopolous (John Jay) and Efim Galkin: “Whole-of-Nation” approach to counterinsurgency and the closing of civic space in the Philippines,” Global-E 13(54).
This article focuses on the shrinkage of the democratic and civil society space in the Philippines. Specifically, it provides an analysis of the national security situation as shaped by the long-standing counterinsurgency strategy in the country, and the resulting patterns of human rights violations, intimidation, persecution of, or violence against civil society actors. Due to space limitations, it addresses only three key features of this development: (1) the role of counterinsurgency strategy, and, in particular, of its post-9/11 “whole-of-nation” approach; (2) revisions in security legislation and introduction of new counterterrorism measures; and (3) the certification and licensing of non-profit organizations.
Read more Here.