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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?
A recent controversy has much deeper roots and broader realities which the headlines miss.
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
January 28, 2017
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
A closer look at the progress both sides are making on this front.
Where is the New US-Philippines Military Pact Under Duterte?
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
October 27, 2016
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
A deeper look at the future prospects of the relationship.
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
US-Philippines Alliance to Reach ‘New Level’: US Defense Chief
April 10, 2016
US-Philippines Alliance to Reach ‘New Level’: US Defense Chief
Ash Carter offers praise for bilateral ties in a think tank speech ahead of a visit to Manila.
US-Philippines Alliance to Reach ‘New Level’: US Defense Chief
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
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter heads off to his first visit to the region in 2016.
US Defense Chief to Visit India, Philippines in Boost for Asia Rebalance
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
Manila has become an even more central part of U.S. security strategy over the past few years.
Why the Philippines Is Critical to the US Rebalance to Asia
South China Sea: China Slams US-Philippines Rotational Basing Agreement
March 23, 2016
South China Sea: China Slams US-Philippines Rotational Basing Agreement
China cites the announcement of U.S. access to Philippines bases as evidence of militarization in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: China Slams US-Philippines Rotational Basing Agreement
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
A look at the significance of the initial locations agreed for EDCA's implementation.
A Big Deal? US, Philippines Agree First ‘Bases’ Under New Defense Pact
Philippines’ Top Diplomat Resigns With South China Sea Verdict Looming
February 08, 2016
Philippines’ Top Diplomat Resigns With South China Sea Verdict Looming
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has stepped down from his post.
Philippines’ Top Diplomat Resigns With South China Sea Verdict Looming
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
The EDCA does little to boost Manila's security and may end up exacerbating superpower rivalry.
Why the New US-Philippine Defense Pact Could Be a Double-Edged Sword
US, Philippines Boost Ties In Ministerial Meeting
January 14, 2016
US, Philippines Boost Ties In Ministerial Meeting
The "2+2" in Washington sees discussion on defense, economics and violent extremism.
US, Philippines Boost Ties In Ministerial Meeting
Philippine Court Upholds New US Defense Pact
January 12, 2016
Philippine Court Upholds New US Defense Pact
Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.
Philippine Court Upholds New US Defense Pact
Obama Philippines Visit to Focus on Maritime Security
November 16, 2015
Obama Philippines Visit to Focus on Maritime Security
While Obama will be in Manila to attend APEC, what’s happening on the sidelines may steal the show.
Obama Philippines Visit to Focus on Maritime Security
Will the Philippines Approve a New US Defense Pact Ahead of Obama's Visit?
November 10, 2015
Will the Philippines Approve a New US Defense Pact Ahead of Obama's Visit?
Reports suggest a key Supreme Court ruling may be declared sooner than anticipated.
Will the Philippines Approve a New US Defense Pact Ahead of Obama's Visit?
US to Deliver Four New Patrol Vessels to the Philippines
September 08, 2015
US to Deliver Four New Patrol Vessels to the Philippines
State Department awards contract to firm to provide Manila with the boats.
US to Deliver Four New Patrol Vessels to the Philippines
Philippines to Revive Former US Naval Base Near South China Sea in 2016
July 17, 2015
Philippines to Revive Former US Naval Base Near South China Sea in 2016
Manila is looking to reopen the facility next year in a further boost to its capabilities.
Philippines to Revive Former US Naval Base Near South China Sea in 2016
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