Bob Logan joins the show to discuss his article for Antiwar.com: “Understanding ISIS in the Philippines.” Logan explains the recent uptick in violence in the Philippines and how it’s connected to the history of oppression of Muslims in the Philippines both by colonialist powers and also by the Filipino state. The government has not lived up to its peace agreement with moderate separatists—predicated largely on who controls local natural resources—which has inspired a more radical, violent group of fighters who have aligned themselves with ISIS. Logan details the demands of the Southern separatists and the devastation being carried out by the government—aided by American forces—in its attempt to suppress the opposition.
Robert Logan has a PhD in economics and is a contributing author at antiwar.com.
More places to listen to The Scott Horton Show.