Through interviews with Malaysian ex-detainees arrested on terrorism-related charges, this article demonstrates the importance of family and faith in building resilience to overcome the challenge of arrests and imprisonment.
If allowed to return, the Philippine government must consider that accepting the return of Foreign Terrorist Fighters will create a dilemma for the country. On one end, the government is responsible for its returning citizens; on the other, it increases the risk of Filipino families being recruited into terrorism.
It has been four years since the ratification of the revised law on terrorism, but the Indonesian government has yet to issue a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on TNI’s involvement in counterterrorism operations. What is the progress? Why has it been delayed? What are the issues that have yet to be explored?