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President Rodrigo Duterte

Will Duterte Abandon the Left in the Philippines?
August 07, 2017

Will Duterte Abandon the Left in the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Though there are signs of a fraying of ties, the future outlook remains murky.

Philippines’ Duterte First Head of State to Visit Japan’s Largest Warship
June 05, 2017

Philippines’ Duterte First Head of State to Visit Japan’s Largest Warship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Philippine president purportedly expressed his willingness to deepen defense cooperation with Japan while onboard.
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
April 14, 2017

Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?

By Steven Stashwick
Filipino Fishermen are now ‘canaries in the coal mine’ at contested shoal.

Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?
October 24, 2016

Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?

By Matthew J. Strabone
Has the Philippines president made a real shift in foreign policy, or is his rhetoric a negotiating tactic?

Progress in the Philippine Peace Process Under Duterte
October 12, 2016

Progress in the Philippine Peace Process Under Duterte

By Mong Palatino
The initiative is arguably a silver lining in the president's controversial tenure thus far.

Is Duterte ‘Nation-Building’ in the Philippines?
October 11, 2016

Is Duterte ‘Nation-Building’ in the Philippines?

By Balázs Áron Kovács and Tony Lynch
Whether his efforts to use simplified history and us-versus-them narratives is a good way to build a nation is another question.

What Will Duterte Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy?
July 19, 2016

What Will Duterte Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy?

By Nick Bisley
From ASEAN to China to the U.S., how will the Philippines' new president approach foreign relations?
The Risks of Duterte’s China and South China Sea Policy
July 09, 2016

The Risks of Duterte’s China and South China Sea Policy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
We need to be clear about what the real danger is not just for the Philippines, but the region and the world.

Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?
June 25, 2016

Did a US ‘Line in the Sand’ at Scarborough Shoal Just Wash Away?

By Steven Stashwick
Philippine President-elect saying no to war with China over disputed shoal complicates U.S. deterrence effort.

Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
June 23, 2016

Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte

By Luke Hunt
The incoming president faces a vexing problem.

Awash With Cash: The Duterte Government's Inheritance From Aquino
May 27, 2016

Awash With Cash: The Duterte Government's Inheritance From Aquino

By Prinz P. Magtulis
Many of Duterte's policy plans would not be possible without the fiscal discipline practiced by his predecessor.
What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?
May 27, 2016

What's Behind the New Communist Scares in Indonesia and the Philippines?

By Mong Palatino
Anti-communist sentiment in both countries has grabbed headlines over the past few months.

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