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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.

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?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The resumption of annual defense talks is just the latest advance in ties in the Duterte era.
US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay
April 04, 2017

US Destroyer Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Subic Bay

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Move indicates continuing military links between the two allies in spite of what the rhetoric may suggest.

Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
January 28, 2017

Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the progress both sides are making on this front.

What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?
December 21, 2016

What’s the Deal With China-Philippines Military Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The shape of defense cooperation between the two sides is becoming increasingly clear.

Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?
November 24, 2016

Where Are US-Philippine Defense Relations Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
After a much-anticipated meeting by both sides, things are still far from clear.
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