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Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation
November 15, 2019

Social Media in Asia: A New Frontier for Mass Surveillance and Political Manipulation

By Samuel Woodhams
Although stark across Asia, the rise of social media monitoring tools and disinformation campaigns is a global phenomenon.

Swept Aside, Where Are the Philippines’ Street Vendors to Go?
October 22, 2019

Swept Aside, Where Are the Philippines’ Street Vendors to Go?

By Michael Beltran
The Philippines is clearing the streets of vendors, but what happens to them?
South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law
October 22, 2019

South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law

By Pham Ngoc Minh Trang
Disputes in the South China Sea are not as complicated as they may seem.

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  
October 16, 2019

Helicopter Restoration Effort Highlights Philippines Air Force Capabilities  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country continues to move forward with ongoing efforts to boost its aging helicopter fleet.

The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines
October 09, 2019

The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines

By Luke Lischin
The push for a new move bears noting within the Duterte administration's broader approach to managing security issues.

What Does Duterte’s Valdai Speech Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy? 
October 09, 2019

What Does Duterte’s Valdai Speech Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy? 

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Duterte is keen on transforming the Philippines’ international relations.

Philippine Official Tweets Order for New Protest Against China
October 03, 2019

Philippine Official Tweets Order for New Protest Against China

By Associated Press
In response to Chinese encroachment in South China Sea, Philippine foreign secretary tweets in all caps order to file a diplomatic protest.
Amid Crackdown, a Lumad School Opens in Manila
September 24, 2019

Amid Crackdown, a Lumad School Opens in Manila

By Michael Beltran
A school for evacuated indigenous youth recently opened inside a Manila university.

Can the Philippines Contain African Swine Fever?
September 09, 2019

Can the Philippines Contain African Swine Fever?

By Jim Gomez
The country has been working to battle infections in affected villages in recent weeks.

Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief
September 05, 2019

Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief

By Jim Gomez
The president fired the government’s top prison official amid outcry over a mass prisoner release.

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
August 16, 2019

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.
What’s Behind the Philippines’ New Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism?
July 23, 2019

What’s Behind the Philippines’ New Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of a new national action plan on violent extremism.

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