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The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines
October 09, 2019

The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines

By Luke Lischin
The push for a new move bears noting within the Duterte administration's broader approach to managing security issues.

Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results
September 05, 2019

Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results

By Erin Cook
Duterte’s latest trip to China did little to ease concerns about his approach to Beijing.
Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief
September 05, 2019

Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief

By Jim Gomez
The president fired the government’s top prison official amid outcry over a mass prisoner release.

What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
August 28, 2019

What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at what the new proposed allocations say about the country’s defense outlook for 2020 and beyond.

What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?
July 26, 2019

What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?

By Erin Cook
This iteration of the annual speech came amid several domestic political developments and agenda items of consequence.  

The Bail Challenge in Southeast Asia
July 26, 2019

The Bail Challenge in Southeast Asia

By David Hutt
Changes need to be made to bail systems to ensure that true justice is served for all.

Duterte: No One Can Stop China Fishing in Philippine Waters
July 23, 2019

Duterte: No One Can Stop China Fishing in Philippine Waters

By Jim Gomez
The Philippine leader has once again alleged the futility of trying to prevent Beijing’s activities that undermine Manila’s interests.
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
July 09, 2019

Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate

By Preeti Jha
A move to decriminalize personal drug use and possession could help to shift the regional discourse on drugs.

South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
June 12, 2019

South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations

By Associated Press
The incident is just the latest flare up between China and the Philippines on the South China Sea issue.

Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
May 30, 2019

Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros

By Luke Lischin
A look at the context for conflict surrounding Negros’ all-important sugar industry.

Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
May 14, 2019

Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency

By Jim Gomez
The polls will not only shed light on what voters think of his performance thus far, but could also shape how the rest of his single six-year term plays out.
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
March 12, 2019

Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The summit meeting spotlighted efforts by the two leaders to develop their bilateral relationship.

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