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Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Tensions
April 15, 2021

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 200 Chinese vessels continue to lurk around disputed features in the Spratly Islands.

Beijing to Host Foreign Ministers from 4 Southeast Asian Nations
March 31, 2021

Beijing to Host Foreign Ministers from 4 Southeast Asian Nations

By Sebastian Strangio
The meetings shape as a response to Washington's recent diplomatic efforts to rally regional support against China.
A Philippine Plebiscite That Rebuked President Duterte and China
March 26, 2021

A Philippine Plebiscite That Rebuked President Duterte and China

By Mong Palatino
Voters' rejection of a plan to subdivide the island of Palawan into three provinces has been hailed as a victory against oligarchy and foreign encroachment.

Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines
January 18, 2021

Chinese-Funded Railway to Link Former US Bases in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
But we should treat the announcement with caution, given that few promised Chinese infrastructure projects have yet eventuated.

Philippines Lifts Ban on South China Sea Energy Exploration
October 16, 2020

Philippines Lifts Ban on South China Sea Energy Exploration

By Associated Press
The decision comes after a six-year hiatus on oil and gas exploration in areas west of the Philippines.

In UN Speech, Duterte Stiffens Philippines’ Stance on the South China Sea
September 23, 2020

In UN Speech, Duterte Stiffens Philippines’ Stance on the South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
After four years of flip-flopping, the Philippine President voiced strong support for a Hague ruling rejecting most of China’s claims to disputed waters.

Controversial China Projects Reveal Philippine Rifts
September 11, 2020

Controversial China Projects Reveal Philippine Rifts

By Sebastian Strangio
Two more recent deals highlight the contradictions that have resulted from the Duterte administration's "pivot to China."
Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Interactions in the Headlines with Naval Activity
September 16, 2019

Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Interactions in the Headlines with Naval Activity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The latest interaction of the exchange highlighted the ongoing maritime collaboration between the two sides.

Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018

Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.

What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?
December 19, 2017

What’s With the ‘Revival’ of the China-Philippines Military Dialogue?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The resumption of annual defense talks is just the latest advance in ties in the Duterte era.

Ukraine Offers Military Equipment to the Philippines
May 26, 2017

Ukraine Offers Military Equipment to the Philippines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Defense export agency plays up opportunities in the defense realm.
Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident
March 25, 2017

Philippine Warship Patrols Begin at Benham Rise After China Incident

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila is stepping up efforts to safeguard its claim.

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