Menu
Account
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
January 10, 2018
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
Elson Hermogino finally fills the post, vacant for over a year.
What Will a New Philippines Coast Guard Chief Mean?
What’s in the New Pakistan Naval Voyage to the Philippines?
December 13, 2017
What’s in the New Pakistan Naval Voyage to the Philippines?
A closer look at the interaction within the broader context of ties.
What’s in the New Pakistan Naval Voyage to the Philippines?
Philippines Military Modernization Gets Delayed Boost With Attack Aircraft Deal
December 05, 2017
Philippines Military Modernization Gets Delayed Boost With Attack Aircraft Deal
A longstanding requirement gets closer to reality after multiple setbacks.
Philippines Military Modernization Gets Delayed Boost With Attack Aircraft Deal
What Will Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte Look Like in 2018?
November 29, 2017
What Will Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte Look Like in 2018?
A closer look at what lies in store for the country on the defense side.
What Will Philippine Military Modernization Under Duterte Look Like in 2018?
Russia-Philippines Defense Ties to Get a New Boost
October 17, 2017
Russia-Philippines Defense Ties to Get a New Boost
Both sides are expected to make some inroads in this realm despite the limits that remain.
Russia-Philippines Defense Ties to Get a New Boost
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
September 22, 2017
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
The rising terror threat also affects the country’s budget plans for its military modernization.
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
September 13, 2017
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
A closer look at a deal that is set to be realized soon.
When Will the Philippines Get Its New French Vessels?
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
September 13, 2017
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
Washington takes another step to boost Manila’s capabilities.
US Deploys New Surveillance Drone to Philippines for Terror Fight
Philippines-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with New Committee
September 01, 2017
Philippines-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with New Committee
The fact that both sides have finally held their inaugural Joint Committee for Military Cooperation is testament to their need for greater collaboration.
Philippines-Thailand Military Ties in the Spotlight with New Committee
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
August 16, 2017
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
The ongoing Marawi crisis has pointed to well-known capability gaps that Manila is now attempting to urgently fill.
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
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?
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
August 08, 2017
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
The city-state begins dispatching aid to Manila as the Marawi crisis continues.
Singapore Military Aircraft Delivers Terror Aid to Philippines
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
August 01, 2017
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
Washington delivers yet another much-needed capability boost to the Southeast Asian state.
US Gives Philippines 2 New Military Surveillance Aircraft Amid Rising Terror Threat
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
July 21, 2017
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
The crisis has further increased the focus on the institution within Philippine security.
Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
July 19, 2017
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
City-state offers targeted assistance that will serve as much-needed boosts to Manila’s limited capabilities.
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
July 11, 2017
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
Despite the obvious challenges, one should not dismiss the possibility of advances being made in the future.
Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief