Expert Commentary

Manila Scores a Victory Against ISIS but More Battles Loom

Rohan Gunaratna
Professor and Head, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University

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The Author is Rohan Gunaratna

Rohan Gunaratna is a professor and Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is lead author of "Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific" (Imperial College Press, London, 2016).

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