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Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities
February 10, 2019
Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities
While calls for reviewing the alliance may be understandable, both sides should carefully weigh the risks and opportunities as they assess options.
Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities
What’s Behind the Fears of China’s Takeover of a Philippines Shipyard?
February 02, 2019
What’s Behind the Fears of China’s Takeover of a Philippines Shipyard?
The issue has raised broader questions about the security risks of Beijing’s involvement in certain industries overseas.
What’s Behind the Fears of China’s Takeover of a Philippines Shipyard?
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
November 22, 2018
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Xi's visit was a feel-good exercise, spotlighting cooperation on the Belt and Road and even the South China Sea.
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
What Would a First Philippine Navy Russia Visit Mean for Duterte’s Pivot?
August 23, 2018
What Would a First Philippine Navy Russia Visit Mean for Duterte’s Pivot?
A closer look at the potential significance of the move.
What Would a First Philippine Navy Russia Visit Mean for Duterte’s Pivot?
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?
December 19, 2017
What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?
The resumption of annual defense talks is just the latest advance in ties in the Duterte era.
What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?
What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
October 27, 2017
What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
A look at where defense ties are and where they might be headed.
What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
October 05, 2017
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
Both sides have hailed the move as a step forward for their defense ties.
What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
July 27, 2017
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
Immediate opportunities mask serious risks related to the past, current context, and the near future.
The Danger of China-Philippines South China Sea Joint Development
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
July 25, 2017
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
July 21, 2017
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
The cooling down some are playing up masks underlying tensions and broader strategic realities.
Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
July 11, 2017
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
Despite the obvious challenges, one should not dismiss the possibility of advances being made in the future.
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
June 30, 2017
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
Beijing’s latest assistance to Manila is notable but also needs to be kept in perspective.
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
Will Duterte’s Philippines Now Buy Arms From China?
May 17, 2017
Will Duterte’s Philippines Now Buy Arms From China?
Though Manila continues to flirt with the idea, details remain murky for now.
Will Duterte’s Philippines Now Buy Arms From China?
Why Did China’s Warships Visit the Philippines?
May 05, 2017
Why Did China’s Warships Visit the Philippines?
A closer look at the significance of the goodwill visit within the context of Sino-Philippine relations.
Why Did China’s Warships Visit the Philippines?
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
May 04, 2017
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
Though the Philippine president has complicated things, focusing on this episode alone obscures more enduring challenges on the South China Sea question.
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
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