December 16, 2021
New Philippine President, New China Policy?
By Bich T. Tran
The election of Rodrigo Duterte in 2016 initiated a wild swing in the country's policy toward China. Get set for more change in 2022.
June 24, 2021
Philippine Democracy Scion, Ex-President Benigno Aquino Dies
By Jim Gomez
The former Philippine president, in office from 2010 to 2016, was the heir to a family legacy of opposition to authoritarianism.
November 04, 2017
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
By Luke Hunt
Lack of progress on this front is contributing to rising discontent against him.
July 06, 2017
Why Another Philippines Terrorist Attack Is Coming
By Zachary Abuza
Another Marawi-like siege is likely to occur.
October 06, 2016
Is Duterte Wrecking the Philippine Economy?
By Ling Han
A closer look at how the Philippine president is impacting his country's economic prospects.
July 12, 2016
Why the Philippines-Australia Comprehensive Partnership Matters
By Julio S. Amador III
The relationship has implications not just for bilateral ties, but potentially for the region and world as well.
May 27, 2016
Awash With Cash: The Duterte Government's Inheritance From Aquino
By Prinz P. Magtulis
Many of Duterte's policy plans would not be possible without the fiscal discipline practiced by his predecessor.
May 16, 2016
The Philippines Under President Duterte
By Danna Diaz
Duterte rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment to victory. But how he will actually govern?
March 31, 2016
Nazi Germany Steals Headlines in Philippines Election Debate
By Mong Palatino
Joseph Goebbels makes a surprise appearance..
March 23, 2016
Aquino’s Military Modernization: Unprecedented But Insufficient
By Shang-su Wu
Aquino jumpstarted the Philippines' military modernization efforts, but the country still has a long way to go.
February 09, 2016
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
By Mark R. Thompson
The legacy of People Power in the Philippines remains ambiguous.
January 17, 2016
The Philippines Reaches a Crossroads
By Joshua Kurlantzick
The country's economy has done well, but this year faces some serious challenges.