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Will Martial Law Finally End in the Southern Philippines?
December 04, 2019

Will Martial Law Finally End in the Southern Philippines?

By Associated Press
The Philippines’ defense chief has recommended that the president not extend martial law for the fourth time following its expiry at the end of 2019.

What Do the Philippines’ New Cobra Helicopters Mean for Its Military?
December 03, 2019

What Do the Philippines’ New Cobra Helicopters Mean for Its Military?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The used helicopters were finally delivered to the country from Jordan last week.  
Drug Czar Post Offer the Latest Test for Duterte-Robredo Ties in the Philippines
November 05, 2019

Drug Czar Post Offer the Latest Test for Duterte-Robredo Ties in the Philippines

By Erin Cook
The long-brewing war between the president and the vice-president continues to play out within Philippine politics.

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.

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