Engaging the Maguindanao

  • 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis

Engaging the Maguindanao

Author:
Sean O’Connor
Abstract:

The Maguindanao tribe has been a major influence in Mindanao, Philippines since the establishment of the Maguindanao Sultanate in the 1500s. The tribe is at the heart of the current instability within the Southern Philippines. This paper attempts to define the historical narrative of the Maguindanao tribe through a chronology of important defining aspects of Maguindanaon history and how that history affects the current stability in the Southern Philippines. From that it attempts to develop courses of action to be used in tribal engagement and conflict resolution in the Southern Philippines.