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Luke Lischin

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto

Luke Lischin is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science Department at the University of Toronto focusing on Comparative Politics and International Relations. His research interests intersect political violence, group identity, security institutions, and governance with a focus on the Philippines and Indonesia. His current projects include ongoing research on conflict and governance within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, monitoring incidents of political violence in the Southern Philippines, and an exploratory study of political violence and local security institutions in Indonesia.

Previously, Luke worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the National War College in Washington DC. He received his MA in Security Studies from the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.

Selected Publications

  • Luke Lischin, “Marcos is no silver bullet for the US–Philippines alliance,” East Asia Forum, September

    25, 2022

  • Luke Lischin, “Declining Democracy in the Philippines and the Fragile Foundations of the US-Philippines

    Alliance” Asia Policy, January 2022

  • Luke Lischin, “Down, But Not Out: Political Violence in the Southern Philippines from 2016-2020,” New

    Mandala, July 8, 2021

  • Luke Lischin, “Indonesia’s Military Gets New Reserve Component,” The Diplomat, February 10, 2021

  • Luke Lischin, “Understanding the Plague of Violence and Impunity on Negros Island,” The Diplomat, October

    6, 2020

  • Zachary Abuza and Luke Lischin, “The Challenges Facing the Philippines’ Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

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