Talk to the Editor: Southeast Asia security

Join us for an update from the Monitor's Simon Montlake on the Filipino battle against Muslim insurgents -- as well as on Sri Lanka after the government's defeat of the Tamil Tigers.

Join us Thursday at 1 pm EST for a conversation with Simon Montlake, who covers Southeast Asia for the Monitor. Simon has just returned from The Philippines, where the government has been fighting a long-running battle with the Abu Sayyif guerrillas. He also has been in Sri Lanka, where the Tamil Tiger movement was defeated last year and the majority Sinhalese have consolidated control over the island.

Simon joins Monitor editor John Yemma to answer your questions. What, if any, are the ties between Muslim guerrillas in The Philippines (and other Southeast Asian nations) and al-Qaeda? Is Sri Lanka at long last at peace, or are the Tamils merely regrouping?

The conversation will be webcast in this blog via Ustream. You can watch it live here.

Send your questions to us:

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Ustream will be featuring the 1 pm Thursday webcast live on its site (we’ll embed it on this blog afterwards so you can catch up if you missed the webcast). You can also download a Ustream application for your iPhone at the Ustream site.

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