Matthew Abbey

Matthew Abbey is a freelance reporter and political analyst from Australia. He has a background in politics and international relations with a strong focus on East Asia, having used to live in South Korea and China.

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Pakistan: Moves to integrate tribal areas in the northwest

PAKISTAN is taking steps to integrate its tribal areas, formally known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan, amidst a crackdown on terrorism.

Indonesia and the emergence of foreign fighters

From reports, it seems a growing number of Indonesians are becoming radicalised through extensive propaganda and by joining the IS and other terrorist organisations across the Middle East. It’s about...