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What Would a New US-Philippines Defense Agenda Look Like?
September 15, 2021

What Would a New US-Philippines Defense Agenda Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides are outlining an agenda that attempts to modernize the alliance in the face of new challenges.

Philippines’ Duterte Retains Pact Allowing US War Exercises
July 30, 2021

Philippines’ Duterte Retains Pact Allowing US War Exercises

By Jim Gomez
The president has formally retracted his earlier letter announcing the termination of the Philippines-U.S. Visiting Forces Agreement.
US Clears F-16 Sale to Philippines as South China Sea Tensions Brew
June 30, 2021

US Clears F-16 Sale to Philippines as South China Sea Tensions Brew

By Nick Aspinwall
Whether Manila can afford them is another question.

Biden Administration Seeks to Stabilize US-Philippines Alliance
February 11, 2021

Biden Administration Seeks to Stabilize US-Philippines Alliance

By Sebastian Strangio
The Biden administration is keen on shoring up its alliance with Philippines, but President Rodrigo Duterte remains the joker in the pack.

Senior US Official Seeks to Shore up Vital Southeast Asian Partnerships
November 24, 2020

Senior US Official Seeks to Shore up Vital Southeast Asian Partnerships

By Sebastian Strangio
Robert O'Brien's visit was intended to send a message of diplomatic continuity during the fraught transition from Trump to Biden.

In the Philippines, a Marine’s Pardon Stirs Anger Over US Privilege
September 08, 2020

In the Philippines, a Marine’s Pardon Stirs Anger Over US Privilege

By Sebastian Strangio
Both the pardon, and the reactions it has engendered, encapsulate the country's conflicted attitude toward its former colonial master.

Populism Blindsided: America, Duterte, and the Philippine Military
June 11, 2020

Populism Blindsided: America, Duterte, and the Philippine Military

By Mesrob Vartavarian
Despite his best efforts, the Philippines’ president hasn’t been able to cut ties between the U.S. and the Philippine defense establishment.
What the US-Philippines VFA Withdrawal Suspension Does and Doesn’t Say About the Alliance
June 04, 2020

What the US-Philippines VFA Withdrawal Suspension Does and Doesn’t Say About the Alliance

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While this is an important temporary reprieve for the alliance, it leaves some broader strategic challenges unresolved.

In Sudden Step, Philippines Reverses Course on Ending US Visiting Forces Agreement—For Now
June 04, 2020

In Sudden Step, Philippines Reverses Course on Ending US Visiting Forces Agreement—For Now

By Ankit Panda
Will the reversal last?

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?
April 22, 2020

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?

By Aaron Jed Rabena and Elliot Silverberg
With the unwinding of the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the utility of Washington’s oldest alliance in the Indo-Pacific hangs in the balance.

What Would Ending the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement Actually Do?
January 28, 2020

What Would Ending the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement Actually Do?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
In the wake of Duterte’s latest threat, it is worth bearing in mind what potential impact the move may actually have.  
US-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight with Submarine Visit
March 05, 2018

US-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight with Submarine Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The visit is yet another testament to the active bilateral defense engagement between the two sides despite ongoing challenges.

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