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The Philippines: the Elections, the Alliance, and a Rising Power
April 01, 2016
The Philippines: the Elections, the Alliance, and a Rising Power
How will the upcoming Philippine elections impact the country’s foreign policy trajectory?
The Philippines: the Elections, the Alliance, and a Rising Power
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
February 09, 2016
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
The legacy of People Power in the Philippines remains ambiguous.
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
80 Percent of Zero: China’s Phantom South China Sea Claims
February 09, 2016
80 Percent of Zero: China’s Phantom South China Sea Claims
After the U.S. FONOPs, how long can China get away with “enforcing” claims it hasn’t made?
80 Percent of Zero: China’s Phantom South China Sea Claims
Road to Nowhere? Peace Efforts in the Southern Philippines
October 29, 2015
Road to Nowhere? Peace Efforts in the Southern Philippines
The derailing of the work of peace makers is raising the odds of renewed conflict in Mindanao.
Road to Nowhere? Peace Efforts in the Southern Philippines
The Geopolitical Stakes of the 2016 Philippine Elections
May 28, 2015
The Geopolitical Stakes of the 2016 Philippine Elections
The outcome of next year’s presidential election will have significant implications for the country’s foreign policy.
The Geopolitical Stakes of the 2016 Philippine Elections
China and the South China Sea Resource Grab
February 22, 2015
China and the South China Sea Resource Grab
Maritime disputes in the region have more than just legal and military dimensions.
China and the South China Sea Resource Grab
The Philippine Navy’s Submarine Quest
December 31, 2014
The Philippine Navy’s Submarine Quest
How realistic are plans for the Philippines to acquire submarines?
The Philippine Navy’s Submarine Quest
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Part II
January 29, 2014
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Part II
Images from the early stages of the aftermath of the devastating typhoon.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Part II
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Part I
January 24, 2014
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Part I
A photographer returns to the devastated city of Tacloban, as it begins the process of rebuilding.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath Part I
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
December 07, 2013
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
Typhoon Haiyan revealed some glaring weaknesses in the Philippine military. Can it defend its own territory?
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippine Military
November 25, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippine Military
The disaster may affect the modernization of the military, with disaster relief favored over external defense.
Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippine Military
Harsh Realities in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
November 18, 2013
Harsh Realities in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
Anger mounts as Manila’s struggles to cope with last week’s tragedy exposes some endemic issues.
Harsh Realities in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
October 08, 2013
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
Manila claims only part of the South China Sea, but the area it does claim is a core national interest.
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
Modernizing the Philippine Military
August 22, 2013
Modernizing the Philippine Military
President Benigno Aquino has called for an upgrading of the nation’s armed forces. That’s easier said than done.
Modernizing the Philippine Military
The Philippines’ Search for Strategic Partners
July 23, 2013
The Philippines’ Search for Strategic Partners
Responding to rising tensions, Manila has been boosting ties with other regional players.
The Philippines’ Search for Strategic Partners
Actually, It Was the Philippines That Bungled the Crisis with Taiwan
May 28, 2013
Actually, It Was the Philippines That Bungled the Crisis with Taiwan
Responding to a recent piece in The Diplomat, Dennis Halpin argues that the missteps were Manila’s.
Actually, It Was the Philippines That Bungled the Crisis with Taiwan
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