The Implications of the Taiwan Protests
March 21, 2014
The Implications of the Taiwan Protests
In this week's podcast, the U.S. team discusses MH370, Taiwan protests, and the U.S.-Philippines naval agreement.
The Implications of the Taiwan Protests
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
March 14, 2014
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
Manila will welcome the U.S. military back to the country after ejecting it in 1992.
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
Tensions Set To Rise In The South China Sea
February 19, 2014
Tensions Set To Rise In The South China Sea
A series of recent events points to a declining state of stability and security in the South China Sea.
Tensions Set To Rise In The South China Sea
US-Philippines Struggle to Reach Troop Basing Deal
December 11, 2013
US-Philippines Struggle to Reach Troop Basing Deal
While both sides are eager to conclude an agreement, negotiations still face numerous stumbling blocks.
US-Philippines Struggle to Reach Troop Basing Deal
Justin Bieber Surprises Philippine Typhoon Victims With Secret Visit
December 11, 2013
Justin Bieber Surprises Philippine Typhoon Victims With Secret Visit
The global pop star traveled to Tacoloban, Philippines to perform for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Justin Bieber Surprises Philippine Typhoon Victims With Secret Visit
John Kerry to Visit Vietnam and the Philippines This Week
December 10, 2013
John Kerry to Visit Vietnam and the Philippines This Week
Following a quick trip to the Middle East, Kerry will visit the two Southeast Asian countries through next week.
John Kerry to Visit Vietnam and the Philippines This Week
How to Do Soft Power Right
November 16, 2013
How to Do Soft Power Right
Relief efforts don’t have to be completely altruistic, but interests shouldn’t dictate action.
How to Do Soft Power Right
Chinese Soft Power: Another Typhoon Haiyan Victim
November 14, 2013
Chinese Soft Power: Another Typhoon Haiyan Victim
The unbelievably small amount of aid Beijing is offering Manila marks a new era of sneer diplomacy.
Chinese Soft Power: Another Typhoon Haiyan Victim
Hong Kong Won’t Delay Sanctions Against the Philippines
November 13, 2013
Hong Kong Won’t Delay Sanctions Against the Philippines
Hong Kong says Typhoon Haiyan won’t delay its plans to impose sanctions against the Philippines.
Hong Kong Won’t Delay Sanctions Against the Philippines
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
November 08, 2013
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
The Philippines’ wishful thinking about the South China Sea is becoming dangerous.
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
Is India Playing a Double Game in the South China Sea?
October 25, 2013
Is India Playing a Double Game in the South China Sea?
With visits to the Philippines and China this week, Delhi’s delicate balancing act was on full display.
Is India Playing a Double Game in the South China Sea?
To Isolate Philippines, China Woos ASEAN
October 01, 2013
To Isolate Philippines, China Woos ASEAN
Two potentially crosscurrent developments are shaping maritime security in the South China Sea.
To Isolate Philippines, China Woos ASEAN
China Moves to Isolate Philippines, Japan
August 30, 2013
China Moves to Isolate Philippines, Japan
Manila and Tokyo’s charm offensives toward China fail, as Beijing returns to its natural, shrewd diplomacy.
China Moves to Isolate Philippines, Japan
One Filipino Contracts HIV Every 1.5 Hours: Study
August 29, 2013
One Filipino Contracts HIV Every 1.5 Hours: Study
Also: Illegal immigrant woes in Malaysia and Thailand, bear bile slump in Vietnam. Thursday ASEAN links.
One Filipino Contracts HIV Every 1.5 Hours: Study
<em>Ilo Ilo</em> Hits Hometown Cinemas: Will Singapore Like It Too?
August 29, 2013
Ilo Ilo Hits Hometown Cinemas: Will Singapore Like It Too?
Anthony Chen’s award-winning drama portrays the impact of a Filipino maid on a Singaporean family.
Ilo Ilo Hits Hometown Cinemas: Will Singapore Like It Too?
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
August 22, 2013
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
Plus, Thai police have increased their efforts to crack down on illegal street racing. Thursday ASEAN links.
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
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