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Mindanao After Martial Law
March 10, 2020

Mindanao After Martial Law

By Nick Aspinwall
After 31 months of martial law following the siege of Marawi, both the military and insurgents are still firmly in place.

The Philippine Navy Needs More Than New Ships
March 06, 2020

The Philippine Navy Needs More Than New Ships

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Until its institutional problems are solved, the PN will not be able to achieve its ambitious goals.
Commissioning Ceremony Highlights Philippine Maritime Capabilities
September 30, 2019

Commissioning Ceremony Highlights Philippine Maritime Capabilities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The event put into focus some of the developments in the Southeast Asian state’s arsenal.

What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
August 28, 2019

What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at what the new proposed allocations say about the country’s defense outlook for 2020 and beyond.

Japan-Philippines Defense Cooperation in Focus with Ministerial Meeting
April 24, 2019

Japan-Philippines Defense Cooperation in Focus with Ministerial Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction reinforced the ongoing activity in the security aspect of the strategic partnership.

When Will the Damaged Philippines Warship Return?
January 15, 2019

When Will the Damaged Philippines Warship Return?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Despite ongoing challenges, suggestions are that the vessel will likely be available before the end of the year.  

The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?
June 29, 2018

The Future of Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte: What’s on the Second Horizon?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at what lies ahead in the coming years on this front.
Will the Philippines Navy Attack Crafts Get More Israel Missiles?
May 07, 2018

Will the Philippines Navy Attack Crafts Get More Israel Missiles?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent delivery has once again raised questions about future plans on this front.

What’s in the New Philippines Special Operations Command?
April 13, 2018

What’s in the New Philippines Special Operations Command?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of a new development.

Why the Revival of the Philippines’ Air Force Exercise Matters
March 12, 2018

Why the Revival of the Philippines’ Air Force Exercise Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila is restarting drills that had been discontinued for nearly a quarter-century.

What Does the Philippines’ New Attack Helicopters Deal Mean for its Military Modernization?
February 08, 2018

What Does the Philippines’ New Attack Helicopters Deal Mean for its Military Modernization?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the broader context and significance of a new headline-grabbing purchase.
Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties
January 03, 2018

Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The humanitarian assistance dispatched was just the most recent instance of wider collaboration between the two sides despite remaining differences.

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