A Philippine marine on patrol along a street in Marawi, Mindanao, where government forces are fighting Islamist militants. Photo: AFP

Russia finds ready friends in a Southeast Asia battling terrorism

Matthew Abbey says Asean countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are forging ever closer defence and trade links with Moscow, a willing arms supplier that asks few questions

Topic |   Islamic militancy

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A Philippine marine on patrol along a street in Marawi, Mindanao, where government forces are fighting Islamist militants. Photo: AFP
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