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Bringing Peace to the Philippines' Troubled South: The Bangsamoro Organic Law
October 02, 2018
Bringing Peace to the Philippines' Troubled South: The Bangsamoro Organic Law
Why would the Philippine government want to credibly commit to peace this time around?
Bringing Peace to the Philippines' Troubled South: The Bangsamoro Organic Law
A New Israel Firearms Plant in the Philippines?
September 18, 2018
A New Israel Firearms Plant in the Philippines?
A closer look at indications of progress in one avenue within bilateral defense ties.
A New Israel Firearms Plant in the Philippines?
What’s in the New Jordan-Philippines Military Pact?
September 11, 2018
What’s in the New Jordan-Philippines Military Pact?
A closer look at a new defense agreement.
What’s in the New Jordan-Philippines Military Pact?
The Battle of Marawi Is Not Over
February 17, 2018
The Battle of Marawi Is Not Over
A continuing displacement crisis and growing discontent with martial law risk creating yet another conflict.
The Battle of Marawi Is Not Over
What Does the Philippines’ New Attack Helicopters Deal Mean for its Military Modernization?
February 08, 2018
What Does the Philippines’ New Attack Helicopters Deal Mean for its Military Modernization?
A closer look at the broader context and significance of a new headline-grabbing purchase.
What Does the Philippines’ New Attack Helicopters Deal Mean for its Military Modernization?
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
November 23, 2017
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
After the siege of Marawi and Isnilon Hapilon’s death, what is left of Abu Sayyaf?
Is Abu Sayyaf Really Defeated?
Australia’s New Philippines Counterterrorism Role Takes Shape
October 25, 2017
Australia’s New Philippines Counterterrorism Role Takes Shape
We are beginning to see more specifics around Canberra’s growing assistance in this realm.
Australia’s New Philippines Counterterrorism Role Takes Shape
China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery
October 18, 2017
China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery
Aid is yet another sign of Beijing’s growing ties with Manila in the Duterte era.
China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
September 22, 2017
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
The rising terror threat also affects the country’s budget plans for its military modernization.
Battle for Marawi Deepens Philippines' Military Budget Challenge
US, Philippines Launch New Terror Drills
September 21, 2017
US, Philippines Launch New Terror Drills
A fresh counterterrorism exercise is yet another sign of the progress being made in defense ties in the Duterte era.
US, Philippines Launch New Terror Drills
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
August 16, 2017
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
The ongoing Marawi crisis has pointed to well-known capability gaps that Manila is now attempting to urgently fill.
Battle for Marawi Exposes Philippines’ Military Intelligence Crisis
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
August 11, 2017
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
A recent controversy has much deeper roots and broader realities which the headlines miss.
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
Can ASEAN Work Together to Fight Regional Terrorism?
August 09, 2017
Can ASEAN Work Together to Fight Regional Terrorism?
As the grouping turns 50, it needs to confront the region's biggest threat.
Can ASEAN Work Together to Fight Regional Terrorism?
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
August 08, 2017
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
Despite advances being made, it has been an uphill climb and the challenge is much deeper than the headlines suggest.
Why Has the Philippines’ Military Struggled in its Terror Fight Under Duterte?
Duterte’s Extended Martial Law and the Future of Marawi
July 25, 2017
Duterte’s Extended Martial Law and the Future of Marawi
A closer look at a controversial policy.
Duterte’s Extended Martial Law and the Future of Marawi
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
July 19, 2017
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
City-state offers targeted assistance that will serve as much-needed boosts to Manila’s limited capabilities.
Singapore Gives Philippines Military Aid to Fight Islamic State Threat
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