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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.

Philippines Establishes 3 New Coast Guard Outposts in South China Sea
May 21, 2022

Philippines Establishes 3 New Coast Guard Outposts in South China Sea

By Associated Press
The new outposts reinforce the presence of Filipino troops in the hotly contested Spratly archipelago.
Even Duterte Can’t Get Around the Thorn in China-Philippine Relations
December 01, 2021

Even Duterte Can’t Get Around the Thorn in China-Philippine Relations

By Bonnie Girard
The South China Sea continues to be a perennial flashpoint, despite Duterte's best efforts to keep relations on an even keel.

Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
March 26, 2021

Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China

By Jim Gomez
Manila is beefing up its "maritime sovereignty patrols" in the disputed South China Sea.

South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
August 30, 2019

South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.

Reinforcing the Philippines-US Alliance in an Age of Uncertainty
October 03, 2018

Reinforcing the Philippines-US Alliance in an Age of Uncertainty

By Christian Vicedo
Recent engagements show that Philippines-U.S. security cooperation remains intact, but more can be done.

The ASEAN Summits and the South China Sea
July 31, 2017

The ASEAN Summits and the South China Sea

By Mark J. Valencia
The U.S.-China tussle over the South China Sea issue will be on display in Manila this week.
China's Window of Opportunity in the South China Sea
July 26, 2017

China's Window of Opportunity in the South China Sea

By Xue Li and Cheng Zhangxi
Domestic and international stars have aligned to give China a chance to put forward a solution.

Is China Winning in the South China Sea?
May 13, 2017

Is China Winning in the South China Sea?

By Sukmawani Bela Pertiwi
After the Philippines, the United States has also softened its approach to China while the rest remains silent.

After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea
May 03, 2017

After Summit, ASEAN Remains Divided on South China Sea

By Cal Wong
Once again, there was little productive discussion of the China factor at the latest ASEAN gathering.

Duterte’s First ASEAN Tour: What’s on the Agenda?
August 25, 2016

Duterte’s First ASEAN Tour: What’s on the Agenda?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A brief look at some of the issues that could be discussed on the Philippine president’s first foreign trip.
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
July 21, 2016

John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The secretary of state will be first U.S. administration official to meet with the new president.

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