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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.

US-Philippines Air Force Cooperation in the Spotlight Amid Exchange
September 02, 2017

US-Philippines Air Force Cooperation in the Spotlight Amid Exchange

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The two allies completed the latest iteration of a new exchange established last year.
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
August 11, 2017

What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent controversy has much deeper roots and broader realities which the headlines miss.

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.

Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
October 27, 2016

Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A deeper look at the future prospects of the relationship.

US-Philippines Alliance to Reach ‘New Level’: US Defense Chief
April 10, 2016

US-Philippines Alliance to Reach ‘New Level’: US Defense Chief

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Ash Carter offers praise for bilateral ties in a think tank speech ahead of a visit to Manila.

US Defense Chief to Visit India, Philippines in Boost for Asia Rebalance
April 09, 2016

US Defense Chief to Visit India, Philippines in Boost for Asia Rebalance

By Prashanth Parameswaran
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter heads off to his first visit to the region in 2016.
Why the Philippines Is Critical to the US Rebalance to Asia
April 07, 2016

Why the Philippines Is Critical to the US Rebalance to Asia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila has become an even more central part of U.S. security strategy over the past few years.

South China Sea: China Slams US-Philippines Rotational Basing Agreement
March 23, 2016

South China Sea: China Slams US-Philippines Rotational Basing Agreement

By Ankit Panda
China cites the announcement of U.S. access to Philippines bases as evidence of militarization in the South China Sea.

A Big Deal? US, Philippines Agree First ‘Bases’ Under New Defense Pact
March 19, 2016

A Big Deal? US, Philippines Agree First ‘Bases’ Under New Defense Pact

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the significance of the initial locations agreed for EDCA's implementation.

Philippines’ Top Diplomat Resigns With South China Sea Verdict Looming
February 08, 2016

Philippines’ Top Diplomat Resigns With South China Sea Verdict Looming

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has stepped down from his post.
Why the New US-Philippine Defense Pact Could Be a Double-Edged Sword
January 27, 2016

Why the New US-Philippine Defense Pact Could Be a Double-Edged Sword

By Richard Javad Heydarian
The EDCA does little to boost Manila's security and may end up exacerbating superpower rivalry.

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