Accession Number : ADA561672


Title :   The Search for Peace in Mindanao: Resolving a Wicked Problem


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Dida, Glorivine R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561672.pdf


Report Date : 22 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : For 50 years the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) has been confronted with a Muslim insurgency in Mindanao. The grievances which underpin this insurgency and the insurgents political objective of independence are deep rooted, extending back into the Spanish Colonial Period. The Marcos Administration launched a complex web of initiatives to defeat this insurgency. As variations of these efforts persistently failed over several decades across a succession of presidential administrations, many observers contend that this insurgency is a wicked problem that cannot be solved only managed. This Strategy Research Project (SRP) considers new strategic opportunities pursued by the current GRP for the purpose of forging a fair, just and lasting resolution to the Mindanao Muslim Insurgency. This paper argues that this long standing conflict is ripe for resolution and provides substantive recommendations to advance the GRP-MILF Peace Process towards a successful conclusion.


Descriptors :   *ISLAM , *PHILIPPINES , *POLITICAL SCIENCE , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INSURGENCY , PEACETIME


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE