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Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
December 06, 2016
Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
While the president’s position is still strong, opposition to his rule should not be underestimated.
Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy for China-Singapore Relations
December 05, 2016
Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy for China-Singapore Relations
LKY's efforts to balance between China and the US still shape Singaporean diplomacy, including on the South China Sea.
Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy for China-Singapore Relations
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
December 05, 2016
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
Donald Trump's brief remark on the South China Sea may be more significant than you think.
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
December 02, 2016
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
Where the incoming administration chooses to stage the next FONOP will say a lot about tactical choices.
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?
December 01, 2016
Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?
What do Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies promise the Philippines?
Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?
China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan
November 29, 2016
China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan
Singapore's Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles are held up in Hong Kong on their way back from an exercise in Taiwan.
China Protests Singapore’s Military Exercise With Taiwan
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
November 26, 2016
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted a similar fly-through in September.
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
Japan Reveals First ASEAN Defense Initiative With 'Vientiane Vision'
November 26, 2016
Japan Reveals First ASEAN Defense Initiative With 'Vientiane Vision'
Tokyo reveals a new initiative to advance security cooperation with the regional bloc.
Japan Reveals First ASEAN Defense Initiative With 'Vientiane Vision'
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
November 25, 2016
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
Forging peace in Mindanao is a far more challenging task than many appreciate.
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon
November 24, 2016
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon
There's a fleeting strategic opportunity for the U.S. to influence Beijing’s looming and evolving maritime strategy.
China's Maritime Strategy on the Horizon
Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
November 24, 2016
Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
After a much-anticipated meeting by both sides, things are still far from clear.
Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
Beware the Specter of Reactionism in Southeast Asia
November 24, 2016
Beware the Specter of Reactionism in Southeast Asia
The region is not immune from a trend we are witnessing globally.
Beware the Specter of Reactionism in Southeast Asia
The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
November 23, 2016
The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
Asia is seeing a new wave of successful female politicians, but getting to the top requires hard choices.
The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
Will Reburying Marcos Be Duterte's Downfall?
November 23, 2016
Will Reburying Marcos Be Duterte's Downfall?
Anger at the glorification of an old dictator puts President Duterte in the firing line.
Will Reburying Marcos Be Duterte's Downfall?
US Group to Boost ASEAN Disaster Relief Capabilities
November 22, 2016
US Group to Boost ASEAN Disaster Relief Capabilities
A nonprofit has inked an agreement with the regional grouping to help it in the HADR realm.
US Group to Boost ASEAN Disaster Relief Capabilities
Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos
November 19, 2016
Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos
Marcos' burial at Heroes' Cemetery points to a deep divide: Was the Marcos era the "good old days" or a reign of terror?
Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos
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