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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, John C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:09Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3709
dc.description.abstractTerrorist activity in Southeast Asia remains a challenge to U.S. national security. In particular, terrorist organizations in the Philippines continue to conduct deadly attacks and attract more recruits despite U.S. and Philippine government counterinsurgency (COIN) efforts. Within the last seven years following the 9/11 terrorist attack, the Philippine and U.S. governments have combined efforts to address insurgency as a threat that hinders peace and security within the Philippines as well as Southeast Asia. Despite the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in Mindanao, the southern region of the Philippines continues to exist as a hub for terrorist recruitment, training, and operations. A key aspect of hindering insurgency growth within the Philippines is deterring terrorist recruitment by first identifying the underlying conditions that promote discontent among the people of Mindanao that make them susceptible to the ideology of militant Islam and then implementing a strategy that includes a full range of activities from kinetic to non-kinetic methods. It is clear that economic conditions, poor governance, lack of adequate social and educational programs are all contributing factors to the instability of Mindanao. What's not so clear is how to disrupt the cycle that sustains the terrorists while gaining the affection of the Muslim minority who have been in opposition with the predominantly Christian government. This thesis examines the counterinsurgency strategy by recognizing effective practices and identifying shortfalls in the approach. Our findings suggest that by applying a mix of soft power, as defined by Professor Joseph Nye, as well as nooÌ politik as defined by Professor John Arquilla and Dave Ronfeldt, in relation to hard power practices, an alternative approach to counterinsurgency can offer the U.S. and Philippine governments a long-term sustainable strategy that will diminish future radical Islamic threats and stabilize Mindanao.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/counterinsurgenc109453709
dc.format.extentxvi, 83 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.titleCounterinsurgency meets soft power an alternative approach to deterring terrorist recruitment in Mindanaoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBorer, Douglas
dc.contributor.secondreaderLober, George
dc.contributor.secondreaderGardner, Norm
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc309368697
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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