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US Navy Commander’s Philippines Voyage Reaffirms Alliance in Duterte Era
June 14, 2017
US Navy Commander’s Philippines Voyage Reaffirms Alliance in Duterte Era
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Scott Swift was in Manila this week.
US Navy Commander’s Philippines Voyage Reaffirms Alliance in Duterte Era
How Significant is the 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise?
May 16, 2017
How Significant is the 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise?
Though Duterte has certainly been a damper on Balikatan thus far, officials also have a point about its enduring relevance.
How Significant is the 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise?
What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise
April 27, 2017
What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise
A look at what is in store for the largest drills between the two allies set to kick off next month.
What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise
What Will the Biggest US-Philippines Military Exercise Look Like Under Duterte?
April 18, 2017
What Will the Biggest US-Philippines Military Exercise Look Like Under Duterte?
A closer look at what we know about this year's Balikatan exercises and what they say about the state of the alliance.
What Will the Biggest US-Philippines Military Exercise Look Like Under Duterte?
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
April 04, 2017
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
Move indicates continuing military links between the two allies in spite of what the rhetoric may suggest.
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
April 01, 2017
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
The strategic case is quite compelling. 
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
February 17, 2017
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
A closer look at who should truly hold that title.
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
February 15, 2017
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
Former president Fidel Ramos is suggesting an alternate way for the Philippines to approach the world.
Does Duterte's Philippines Need an Interdependent Foreign Policy?
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
January 28, 2017
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
A closer look at the progress both sides are making on this front.
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
December 21, 2016
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
The shape of defense cooperation between the two sides is becoming increasingly clear.
What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
November 15, 2016
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
The fallout, though significant, will likely be more limited than the rhetoric had suggested.
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
October 27, 2016
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
A deeper look at the future prospects of the relationship.
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
October 06, 2016
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
If new leaderships on both sides are serious about recalibrating relations, they must keep several realities in mind.
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
September 16, 2016
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
Foreign Secretary calls on Washington to understand Philippine aspirations instead of lecturing the country on human rights.
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
Philippines to Get 2 US Military Aircraft
September 09, 2016
Philippines to Get 2 US Military Aircraft
C-23 Sherpa planes expected in December in a boost for the country’s capabilities.
Philippines to Get 2 US Military Aircraft
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
July 21, 2016
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
Washington is finally transferring another Hamilton-class cutter to Manila.
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
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