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Japan and the Philippines Increase Their Focus on Island Defense

Japan and the Philippines Increase Their Focus on Island Defense

By Christopher Woody
Growing Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China seas has forced the two U.S. allies to reorient their defense strategies.

The Philippines’ $35 Billion Military Modernization Plan, Explained

The Philippines’ $35 Billion Military Modernization Plan, Explained

By James Guild
Manila is seeking to take a major step forward in the modernization of its armed forces, but current economic conditions are challenging.
Australian, Filipino, US Forces Practice Retaking an Island in a Drill Near the South China Sea

Australian, Filipino, US Forces Practice Retaking an Island in a Drill Near the South China Sea

By Jim Gomez
1,200 Australians, 560 Filipinos, and 120 U.S. Marines took part in mock beach landings, assaults, and helicopter insertion of forces.

Is the Philippines Ready for a Taiwan Conflict?

Is the Philippines Ready for a Taiwan Conflict?

By Nian Peng
The Philippines is becoming increasingly vocal about Taiwan, and Beijing is watching carefully.

Manila’s Focus on External Defense Needs Peace in Mindanao

Manila’s Focus on External Defense Needs Peace in Mindanao

By Georgi Engelbrecht
Despite its increasing focus on external threats, the Philippine government can't afford to take the Bangsamoro peace process for granted.

Is the US Going Too Far in Its Alliance With the Philippines?

Is the US Going Too Far in Its Alliance With the Philippines?

By Sarang Shidore
The strengthening Philippines-U.S. alliance should remain focused on the South China Sea – and not overreach on Taiwan. 

Philippine Military Chief Replaced by Retiring General

Philippine Military Chief Replaced by Retiring General

By Jim Gomez
The government did not provide any explanation for the replacement of Lt. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro, who was supposed to serve until August 2025.
Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal

Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal

By Jim Gomez
The first batch of the multi-purpose Mi-17 helicopters was scheduled for delivery by Russia's Sovtechnoexport in 2024.

US Bill Aims to End Aid to Philippines Military and Police

US Bill Aims to End Aid to Philippines Military and Police

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippine Human Rights Act would end American security assistance to Manila unless it commits to reforms.

Why the Philippines Needs to Revise Its National Defense Act

Why the Philippines Needs to Revise Its National Defense Act

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
An 80-plus year old law has allowed the Philippine Army near-unquestioned dominance over the military. That has to change.

Philippine Navy’s Coronavirus Challenge in the Headlines With Postponed International Engagements

Philippine Navy’s Coronavirus Challenge in the Headlines With Postponed International Engagements

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The decision illustrates COVID-19’s impact on the service and its external engagement.  
The Philippine Navy Needs More Than New Ships

The Philippine Navy Needs More Than New Ships

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Until its institutional problems are solved, the PN will not be able to achieve its ambitious goals.

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