Joseph Franco

Joseph Franco specialises in countering violent extremism (CVE) and counterinsurgency. As a Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for National Security in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, he examines terrorist networks in maritime Southeast Asia and best practice in CVE globally. Mr Franco previously worked for the Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the J3, AFP, researching extensively on internal conflict, peacekeeping operations, defence procurement, Asia-Pacific security, and special operations forces. He is a frequent commentator in  international media outlets such as Time, Channel News Asia and Deutsche Welle.