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The Republic of the Philippines: Background and U.S. Relations

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This report discusses key issues in U.S.-Philippine relations and developments in Philippine politics, economics, society, and foreign relations. Global terrorism concerns have brought the United States and the Republic of the Philippines (RP) closer together, but they also have produced some bilateral tensions and highlighted weaknesses in Philippine economic, political, and military institutions. The RP faces terrorist threats through alleged cooperation among three groups — Jeremiah Islamiah (JI), the main Southeast Asian Islamic terrorist organization with ties to Al Qaeda; Abu Sayyaf, a small, violent Muslim separatist group which operates in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines; … continued below

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Lum, Thomas & Niksch, Larry A. January 10, 2006.

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This report discusses key issues in U.S.-Philippine relations and developments
in Philippine politics, economics, society, and foreign relations. Global terrorism
concerns have brought the United States and the Republic of the Philippines (RP)
closer together, but they also have produced some bilateral tensions and highlighted
weaknesses in Philippine economic, political, and military institutions. The RP faces
terrorist threats through alleged cooperation among three groups — Jeremiah Islamiah
(JI), the main Southeast Asian Islamic terrorist organization with ties to Al Qaeda;
Abu Sayyaf, a small, violent Muslim separatist group which operates in Mindanao
and the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines; and the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front (MILF), an armed separatist group with alleged ties to both JI and
Abu Sayyaf. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has strongly supported the U.S.-led
war on terrorism.

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  • January 10, 2006

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Lum, Thomas & Niksch, Larry A. The Republic of the Philippines: Background and U.S. Relations, report, January 10, 2006; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8129/: accessed July 2, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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