Philippines Needs to Get Serious on U.S. Alliance
Manila should use the visit of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to make clear where it stands.
Modernizing the Philippine Military
President Benigno Aquino has called for an upgrading of the nation’s armed forces. That’s easier said than done.
Philippine Floods: Benigno Visits Hard-Hit Areas
Plus, Thai police have increased their efforts to crack down on illegal street racing. Thursday ASEAN links.
Joseph Estrada’s Political Comeback
Ex-convict and former actor Joseph Estrada has reemerged as a major player in Philippine politics.
Panic in the Philippines Over Taiwan Diplomatic Crisis
The Philippine Coast Guard must do some soul searching after the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman.
Philippine Midterm Polls Give Preview of 2016 Presidential Race
Judging by surveys, Philippine political dynasties are on good footing leading up to midterm elections.
Southeast Asia’s Twittering Heads of State
SE Asian leaders are becoming increasingly savvy with social media. The results have been positive–mostly.
Conspiracy Theories Surround Violence in Sabah
Conspiracy allegations have been made regarding the Sulu Sultan’s siege in Sabah.
Sabah Insurgency: A Political Bonus for PM Najib Razak
A tricky situation offers a possible electoral out for the Malaysian prime minister.
Fighting and Fallout in Sabah
Violence has escalated on Sabah, where the Sultan of Sulu and his troops remain firm in their demands.
Pushing for Peace in Mindanao
President Benigno Aquino has traveled to the southern Philippines in the hopes of hastening the peace process.
ASEAN: A Diplomatic Dead End?
Tensions flared once again over the South China Sea at the recent ASEAN summit.