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A Warm Welcome for Japan’s Kishida in Washington

A Warm Welcome for Japan’s Kishida in Washington

By Duncan Bartlett
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida addressed the U.S. Congress and met the president of the Philippines. However, a tentative offer to join the AUKUS security pact presents Japan with a dilemma.

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says that he is "horrified" by the prospect that his predecessor brokered a "gentleman's agreement" with Beijing over the maritime disputes.
The US and Japan’s Mission to Push Next Generation Nuclear Power 

The US and Japan’s Mission to Push Next Generation Nuclear Power 

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan ramps up the joint nuclear power agenda with the U.S. and Philippines, with an eye to deterring regional conflict.

The Road to the First Japan-Philippines-US Trilateral Summit

The Road to the First Japan-Philippines-US Trilateral Summit

By Mico A. Galang
The road to the historic meeting was paved by the growing security cooperation between and among the three countries. 

History’s Shadow on Japanese Prime Minister’s US Visit

History’s Shadow on Japanese Prime Minister’s US Visit

By Patrick Regan and Mindy Kotler Smith
This week’s Japan-Philippines-U.S. trilateral summit comes alongside the 82nd anniversary of the Bataan Death March. 

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. president is set to deliver the warning at this week's trilateral summit with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines.

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with China Under Scrutiny

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with China Under Scrutiny

By Mong Palatino
Did the former president broker an informal deal with the Chinese government over the South China Sea?
Steadying the Waters: Navigating the Tensions at Second Thomas Shoal

Steadying the Waters: Navigating the Tensions at Second Thomas Shoal

By Sophie Wushuang Yi
The current stand-off over the Philippine-occupied shoal is a microcosm of the broader security dilemma in the South China Sea.

A Paradigm Shift in the Philippines’ Defense Strategy

A Paradigm Shift in the Philippines’ Defense Strategy

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
The country's new Comprehensive Archipelagic Defense Concept is part of a gradual reorientation from an internal to an external security focus.

Philippines to Hold Joint Maritime Patrols With US, Japan

Philippines to Hold Joint Maritime Patrols With US, Japan

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement of the joint South China Sea maneuvers is expected to be announced at a trilateral summit between the three nations next week.

Philippine President Warns of Countermeasures in Response to Chinese Aggression at Sea

Philippine President Warns of Countermeasures in Response to Chinese Aggression at Sea

By Jim Gomez
Marcos' warning is the latest sign of the escalating disputes between China and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
China Coast Guard Again Damages Philippine Boat Near Disputed Shoal

China Coast Guard Again Damages Philippine Boat Near Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
The incident took place during the regular resupply of the Philippine outpost on Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands.

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