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Back to the Future: The U.S. Navy Returns to The Philippines
October 16, 2012
Back to the Future: The U.S. Navy Returns to The Philippines
A return to a familiar port of call serves as another reminder of the United States continued “rebalance” towards Asia.
Back to the Future: The U.S. Navy Returns to The Philippines
The Philippines Economy: Ready for Take-Off?
September 14, 2012
The Philippines Economy: Ready for Take-Off?
As its rise in the Global Competitiveness Report shows, the economic conditions are improving. Still, many challenges remain.
The Philippines Economy: Ready for Take-Off?
Why Philippines Stands Up to China
May 14, 2012
Why Philippines Stands Up to China
The Philippines is hopelessly mismatched against China in pure military terms. But there are historical reasons why it won’t back down in the South China Sea.
Why Philippines Stands Up to China
Is the Philippines an Orphan?
May 02, 2012
Is the Philippines an Orphan?
The ongoing standoff between the Philippines and China raises troubling questions about the response to Chinese territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Is the Philippines an Orphan?
Wanted: A Proper Home
January 28, 2012
Wanted: A Proper Home
Hundreds of thousands have been displaced by conflict in the southern Philippines. Those left in resettlement camps say they are being forgotten.
Wanted: A Proper Home
Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
October 05, 2011
Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
The factionalizing of insurgent groups is jeopardising a ceasefire that ended decades of civil war in the southern Philippines, reports Luke Hunt.
Philippines Ceasefire Under Threat
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
September 07, 2011
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
A flexible view of sexuality has allowed gays to find a place in the community in the Philippines – as long as they stay focused on the family.
Asia’s Gay-Friendliest Nation?
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
December 29, 2010
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
Counterterrorism doesn’t get the attention it used to. But recent successes can’t mask the risk it still poses in South-east Asia.
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
October 28, 2010
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
‘War on terror’ was a flawed term from the start. But Asian governments, too, are willing to play politics with terrorism.
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
September 10, 2010
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
The hostage crisis has left Philippines President Benigno Aquino with some awkward choices, says Filipino lawmaker Mong Palatino.
Manila Crisis Still Playing Out
A Philippine Peace Process
August 19, 2010
A Philippine Peace Process
Can the new Aquino administration broker a lasting peace agreement with the MILF in Mindanao? Luke Hunt and Karl Wilson report.
A Philippine Peace Process
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
June 30, 2010
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
Will the visiting Thai leader be inspired by Benigno Aquino’s smooth accession to the presidency in the Philippines?
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
Last Philippine President?
May 26, 2010
Last Philippine President?
Noynoy Aquino looks set to be the Philippines’ next president, says Filipino lawmaker Mong Palatino. But will he be the last?
Last Philippine President?
May 07, 2010
US Meddling in Filipino Poll?
No Philippine president has ever won without US backing. So, who’s the secret US candidate this year, asks Mong Palatino.
US Meddling in Filipino Poll?
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
February 02, 2010
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
The massacre of dozens of journalists in The Philippines last November grabbed international headlines and shone a light on long-simmering tensions in the country’s south, reports Luke Hunt, who says clan rivalries, terrorist links and corruption have created a combustible mix ahead of May’s general election.
Violence Looms over Upcoming Poll
June 17, 2008
Staple Stoush
Consumers throughout Southeast Asia have begun to show their displeasure at the rising cost of food, but the threat of these protests degenerating into region-wide, destabilising unrest is, for the moment, overstated.
Staple Stoush
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