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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
Climate Change Comes to the Philippines
December 31, 2012
Climate Change Comes to the Philippines
With recent typhoons battering the area and Manila being named the second most vulnerable city to climate change, risk reduction is the key.
Climate Change Comes to the Philippines
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
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