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On China, Can Marcos Succeed Where Duterte Failed?
January 04, 2023

On China, Can Marcos Succeed Where Duterte Failed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The new Philippine president is promising to shift relations to a “higher gear.” But his administration’s swift re-engagement with the U.S. is likely to pose problems.

Philippines Confirms New Envoy to China
December 14, 2022

Philippines Confirms New Envoy to China

By Mong Palatino
The retired foreign correspondent, who has lived in China since 1971, has vowed to build trust with Beijing, while standing up for Philippine interests.
President Marcos’ Likely Foreign Policy Towards the Gulf States
September 29, 2022

President Marcos’ Likely Foreign Policy Towards the Gulf States

By Asma Alkaabi and Alvin Camba
Good relations with the Middle East would support the Philippine leader's three main domestic policy priorities.

Marcos Jr. is Steering the Philippines Towards a Foreign Policy Reset
June 29, 2022

Marcos Jr. is Steering the Philippines Towards a Foreign Policy Reset

By Richard Javad Heydarian
The president-elect has sent clear signals that he doesn’t want to be too dependent on the U.S. – nor wind up too cozy with China.

Philippines’ Marcos Pledges to Uphold Landmark South China Sea Ruling
May 27, 2022

Philippines’ Marcos Pledges to Uphold Landmark South China Sea Ruling

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise came following campaign trail comments advocating a bilateral deal with Beijing over outstanding maritime and territorial disputes.

Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown
May 13, 2022

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.

Philippines’ Duterte to Skip Upcoming US-ASEAN Summit
April 28, 2022

Philippines’ Duterte to Skip Upcoming US-ASEAN Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 12-13 summit will take place just days after millions of Filipinos go to the polls to elect Duterte's successor.
Philippines Pledges to Back US if Ukraine Conflict Spreads to Asia
March 11, 2022

Philippines Pledges to Back US if Ukraine Conflict Spreads to Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly pledged to grant the U.S. access to the former American Subic Bay naval station and Clark Air Base.

Assessing Philippine Foreign Policy Under Duterte: Current Realities and Future Outlook
October 09, 2019

Assessing Philippine Foreign Policy Under Duterte: Current Realities and Future Outlook

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at Duterte’s foreign policy record and how things could play out in the coming months and years.

Where Is the New Jordan-Philippines Attack Helicopter Deal?
July 31, 2019

Where Is the New Jordan-Philippines Attack Helicopter Deal?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the status of a significant agreement for defense ties.

Security Consultations Put Russia-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
July 02, 2019

Security Consultations Put Russia-Philippines Military Ties into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Another manifestation of defense ties was in the headlines recently.
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
March 12, 2019

Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The summit meeting spotlighted efforts by the two leaders to develop their bilateral relationship.

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