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The Philippines and the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis
September 08, 2022

The Philippines and the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis

By Joshua Bernard Espeña
In a more constrained and turbulent region, Manila has little choice but to lean into its status as a rising middle power.

Philippine Foreign Secretary Hails South China Sea Ruling on 6th Anniversary
July 12, 2022

Philippine Foreign Secretary Hails South China Sea Ruling on 6th Anniversary

By Sebastian Strangio
Enrique Manalo described the 2016 award as the precondition of "stability, peace, and progress" in the disputed waterway.
Marcos Will Have to Steer the Philippines Through Turbulent Waters
June 08, 2022

Marcos Will Have to Steer the Philippines Through Turbulent Waters

By Don McLain Gill
The incoming president will enter office at a crucial and perilous time in global geopolitics.

Will the Philippines’ President-Elect Continue the Country’s Defense Modernization?
May 19, 2022

Will the Philippines’ President-Elect Continue the Country’s Defense Modernization?

By Joshua Espeña
Domestic and international pressures may compel Marcos Jr. to continue the planned upgrades to the country’s armed forces.

Tagging the Red Dragon: The Future of the Philippines’ Strategic Intelligence
May 02, 2022

Tagging the Red Dragon: The Future of the Philippines’ Strategic Intelligence

By Rhon Ethelbert Ducos and Amadeus Quiaoit
Long organized around domestic operations, the Philippines intelligence apparatus needs to retool itself for a new era of superpower competition.

The Philippines Wants to Acquire Submarines. What Should They Be Used For?
April 11, 2022

The Philippines Wants to Acquire Submarines. What Should They Be Used For?

By Joshua Bernard Espeña
Manila's acquisition of a submarine fleet should be guided by nothing less than the need to deter or win future wars.

Philippines, US Kick Off Large-Scale Balikatan Military Exercise
March 29, 2022

Philippines, US Kick Off Large-Scale Balikatan Military Exercise

By Sebastian Strangio
The exercises, billed as the largest ever, come at the tail end of President Rodrigo Duterte's turbulent term in office.
The Philippines, the Moscow-Beijing Axis, and the Case for a Proactive Strategic Policy
March 14, 2022

The Philippines, the Moscow-Beijing Axis, and the Case for a Proactive Strategic Policy

By Joshua Bernard Espeña
Manila needs to prepare for a more constrained, competitive, and dangerous world.

Is There an Arms Race Underway in Southeast Asia?
February 08, 2022

Is There an Arms Race Underway in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Fear of China is driving the region's recent spate of military procurements – but it's not the only factor.

How AUKUS Could Enhance Philippine Strategic Culture
October 07, 2021

How AUKUS Could Enhance Philippine Strategic Culture

By Joshua Bernard Espeña and Don McLain Gill
The nation's policymakers recognize the convergences between the new trilateral partnership and their own security needs.

Extending Their Call of Duty? Ex-Police Officers Running for Office in the Philippines
August 06, 2021

Extending Their Call of Duty? Ex-Police Officers Running for Office in the Philippines

By Kevin Nielsen Agojo
Many former Philippine National Police officers have used their service as a springboard into elected office.
US Clears F-16 Sale to Philippines as South China Sea Tensions Brew
June 30, 2021

US Clears F-16 Sale to Philippines as South China Sea Tensions Brew

By Nick Aspinwall
Whether Manila can afford them is another question.

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