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Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity
March 13, 2019

Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Washington's new commitment clarity may be significant, the broader and longer-term challenges of alliance management remain.

Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities
February 10, 2019

Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While calls for reviewing the alliance may be understandable, both sides should carefully weigh the risks and opportunities as they assess options.
US-Philippines Maritime Security Cooperation in the Spotlight with Expanded Exercise
July 16, 2018

US-Philippines Maritime Security Cooperation in the Spotlight with Expanded Exercise

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what the development of a new maritime training activity means

What Does a Bigger 2018 Balikatan Military Exercise Say About US-Philippines Alliance under Duterte?
May 08, 2018

What Does a Bigger 2018 Balikatan Military Exercise Say About US-Philippines Alliance under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Despite continued challenges, the drills have been scaled up relative to the previous year.

Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters
April 19, 2018

Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The launch of the first EDCA project this week deserves attention amid a challenging context for the U.S.-Philippine alliance in the Duterte era.

Why the Philippines' New US Drones Matter
March 13, 2018

Why the Philippines' New US Drones Matter

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the official handover of the first new UAVs for Manila this week.

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.
US-Philippines Military Exercise Signals Strengthened Defense Ties in the Duterte Era
November 29, 2017

US-Philippines Military Exercise Signals Strengthened Defense Ties in the Duterte Era

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Engagement is another sign of a relationship on the uptick following a rocky start under the new Philippine president.

What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
October 27, 2017

What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at where defense ties are and where they might be headed.

US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise
October 02, 2017

US, Philippines Launch New Military Exercise

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The first iteration of KAMANDAG gets underway.

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  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Beijing’s latest assistance to Manila is notable but also needs to be kept in perspective.
What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise
April 27, 2017

What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at what is in store for the largest drills between the two allies set to kick off next month.

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