Voices from Moro Land: Perspectives from Stakeholders and Observers on the Conflict in the Southern Philippines. Peace negotiations continue between the Moro people and the Philippine government in one of the world's longest struggles for self-determination, which is now often seen erroneously solely through the lens of regional terrorist links. But what of the Bangsamoro (Moro people) themselves, now a minority in their own homeland? What are the roots of their bitter struggles for autonomy? And how did this resource-rich area become an impoverished zone, riddled with violence? History casts a long shadow over current situation in Mindanao, from the decline of the Moro Sultanates right up to their reluctant inclusion in the Philippine nation. This book showcases analyses by the major stakeholders themselves, including politicians, advisers, and members of the traditional elite and intelligentsia, covering aspects as diverse as the roots of the conflict, economic development, and the various peace agreements. In addition, the editors, longtime scholars of Mindanao, provide their perspective on the German media's distorted reports on the Abu Sayyaf kidnappings of 2000 and on peace-building initiatives in Mindanao. The appendix contains the text of the 1976 Tripoli Agreement signed between the Moro National Liberation Front and the State.
Voices From Moro Land
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AuthorsKreuzer, Peter; Rainer Werning (eds.)
PublisherSIRD-Strategic Info Research Development