May 13, 2022
Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown
By Andrew Yeo and Enrico Gloria
Even if Marcos were to actively engage Beijing – and that’s not a given – there are hard limits to Chinese influence in the Philippines.
July 28, 2020
Duterte Takes Aim at ‘Oligarchs’ in Address to Nation as Philippines’ COVID-19 Cases Rise
By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine president threatened to shut down major telecom operators and said Beijing was “in possession” of the South China Sea.
August 30, 2019
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
By Shannon Tiezzi
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.
June 29, 2019
Can the Philippines and China Get Past the Reed Bank Debacle?
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
A joint investigation into the sinking of a Philippine boat could be a way forward, if both sides can agree to it.
April 10, 2019
It’s Time for a New Philippine Strategy Toward China
By Mark Manantan
Not even a strongman like Duterte can prevent China from altering the status quo, so what’s the plan?
November 14, 2018
Is the Philippines’ Pro-China Policy Working?
By Ronald U. Mendoza and Miann S. Banaag
Analyzing the economic yields from President Duterte’s Chinese rapprochement.
September 01, 2018
Fire and Fury: Duterte’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy
By Richard Heydarian
How far can Duterte’s rebalance away from the United States (and toward China) progress?
April 13, 2018
Duterte's China Convergence Continues
By Shannon Tiezzi
In China, the Philippine leader advances cooperation in the economic, defense, and media sectors.
November 15, 2017
Continuity Amid Uncertainty: Philippines-US Security Relations Under the Duterte-Trump Administrations
By Christian Vicedo
Continued engagements and a refocused agenda, rather than the separation of ties, characterize the alliance today.
June 30, 2017
Duterte’s Year of Sound and Fury
By Ronald D. Holmes and Mark R. Thompson
One year after his inauguration, how is the Philippine president faring?
June 01, 2017
The New Philippine National Security Policy and the Asia-Pacific
By Mico A. Galang
Despite Duterte's outreach to China, the latest National Security Policy still sees maritime disputes as the top concern.
March 02, 2017
The Philippines' South China Sea Flip-Flop
By Nehginpao Kipgen
The Duterte administration's inconsistent approach toward the disputes is making diplomacy even more difficult.