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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.

Philippines Set to Receive Turkish-Made Attack Helicopters
May 28, 2021

Philippines Set to Receive Turkish-Made Attack Helicopters

By Nick Aspinwall
The United States reportedly approved export licenses for the helicopters, which are powered by American engines, earlier this month.

Duterte Threatens ‘All-Out Offensive’ After More Violence in Mindanao
May 19, 2021

Duterte Threatens ‘All-Out Offensive’ After More Violence in Mindanao

By Nick Aspinwall
A recent spike in clashes is threatening a fragile peace between the Philippine government and Moro Muslims in Mindanao.
Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role
May 06, 2021

Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
A preview of how the Philippine Marine Corps will operate in the current and future security environment.

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