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In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
March 12, 2019
In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
Establishing the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is only the start of the path to peace.
In Mindanao, BARMM Is Only the Beginning
Is the Philippines’ Populist Leader Embracing the Climate Change Agenda?
December 27, 2018
Is the Philippines’ Populist Leader Embracing the Climate Change Agenda?
Duterte repeatedly said that climate change was a top priority for his administration.
Is the Philippines’ Populist Leader Embracing the Climate Change Agenda?
New Missile Test Highlights Philippines Military Modernization Under Duterte
November 29, 2018
New Missile Test Highlights Philippines Military Modernization Under Duterte
A look at the broader significance of a recent development.
New Missile Test Highlights Philippines Military Modernization Under Duterte
A Possible Upside to the US-China Trade War
November 28, 2018
A Possible Upside to the US-China Trade War
Southeast Asian countries may gain from shifting production linked to the tit-for-tat tariff dispute.
A Possible Upside to the US-China Trade War
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
November 28, 2018
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
The issue has significant implications for how the country deals with its past and confronts its future.
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
Environmental Defenders Under Pressure Across Southeast Asia
September 06, 2018
Environmental Defenders Under Pressure Across Southeast Asia
A recent regional forum addressed the “global crisis” of killings and abuses linked to land.
Environmental Defenders Under Pressure Across Southeast Asia
Indigenous Groups Descend on Manila Court to Protest Terror-List
September 05, 2018
Indigenous Groups Descend on Manila Court to Protest Terror-List
The groups gathered to press for the dismissal of a proscription list that labels indigenous leaders as “terrorist.”
Indigenous Groups Descend on Manila Court to Protest Terror-List
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
June 29, 2018
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
A recent controversy shows that the president continues to needlessly alienate segments of the Philippine people.
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
May 11, 2018
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
A new tool helps rank Asian states by their relative and absolute power rankings across a variety of measures.
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
May 04, 2018
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative needs to win hearts, not just projects, in Southeast Asia.
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
Filipino Women Confront the Latest Government Crackdown
April 26, 2018
Filipino Women Confront the Latest Government Crackdown
As the Duterte administration strives to silence them, women activists in the Philippines speak up.
Filipino Women Confront the Latest Government Crackdown
Duterte’s Drug War: The Local Government Dimension
April 14, 2018
Duterte’s Drug War: The Local Government Dimension
Local government plays an important but infrequently discussed role in the campaign.
Duterte’s Drug War: The Local Government Dimension
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
March 22, 2018
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
What does Australia see in the ten member states of ASEAN?
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 09, 2018
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s absence is significant and has broad implications for ASEAN and the region.
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines
October 25, 2017
Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines
The administration’s bold announcements belie the actual status of key conflicts and their broader significance.
Duterte’s Unfinished Wars in the Philippines
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
October 12, 2017
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
Trade negotiators are meeting next week in South Korea to discuss the RCEP, which could impact billions of lives.
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
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