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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.
US, Philippines Boost Ties In Ministerial Meeting
January 14, 2016

US, Philippines Boost Ties In Ministerial Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The "2+2" in Washington sees discussion on defense, economics and violent extremism.

Philippine Court Upholds New US Defense Pact
January 12, 2016

Philippine Court Upholds New US Defense Pact

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.
Obama Philippines Visit to Focus on Maritime Security
November 16, 2015

Obama Philippines Visit to Focus on Maritime Security

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Obama will be in Manila to attend APEC, what’s happening on the sidelines may steal the show.

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?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Reports suggest a key Supreme Court ruling may be declared sooner than anticipated.

US to Deliver Four New Patrol Vessels to the Philippines
September 08, 2015

US to Deliver Four New Patrol Vessels to the Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
State Department awards contract to firm to provide Manila with the boats.

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

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila is looking to reopen the facility next year in a further boost to its capabilities.
Philippines Moves Toward New Naval Base Near the South China Sea
June 03, 2015

Philippines Moves Toward New Naval Base Near the South China Sea

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila is making progress on a new facility.

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