The Philippines’ Quest for Balance: Marcos’ Foreign Policy
By Renato Cruz De Castro
President Marcos came to office promising to pursue a centrist position between the U.S. and China. Both internal and external factors complicate his plans.
Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition
By Justin Baquisal
Marcos could be characterized as a middle ground between his predecessors – not as pro-U.S. than Aquino, but less pro-China than Duterte.
Philippines’ Marcos Seeks Foreign Minister Talks With China on Maritime Disputes
By Jim Gomez
The Philippine president said Manila will continue to push back against China, despite his proposal for higher-level talks to rapidly address future conflicts at sea.
New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea
By Vincent Kyle Parada
Although both sides have kept it low key, Chinese coast guard activities are continuing in areas claimed by Manila.
Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown
By Andrew Yeo and Enrico Gloria
Even if Marcos were to actively engage Beijing – and that’s not a given – there are hard limits to Chinese influence in the Philippines.