Boost for Sulu security

The region of the Sulu Sea, just last year branded the ‘New Somalia’, is benefiting from a new trilateral security initiative. However, key challenges remain.

Security in the Sulu Sea is set to improve

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines launched the INDOMALPHI Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement (TCA) this past summer.  The stated goal is to address “the security challenges associated with each country’s border waters”.

The initiative is showing promise as a first step towards improving the security architecture in an area where terrorist activity has had major economic impact.

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